What is Hydropower?

By Bouncey, August 4, 2009, FAQs, Green, News

Hydropower is power harnessed from the moving water, which may be converted into useful energy purposes. It's estimated that 70-75% of all renewable energy comes from hydropower. This alternative source turns moving water into mechanical energy through steam. There are several different methods used to harness the power of water including:

  • "Run of the River" systems that take advantage of a river's high point, allowing the water to run against a turbine that spins an electricity-generator.
  • Watermills
  • Reservoir storage system that uses dammed water to generate electricity
  • Tidal energy the uses the tidal schedule generate energy through turbines.
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