Energy Sources Hydro

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Used since ancient times, it is nothing more than the transformation of potential energy into kinetic energy. The factors involved are a body of water, the slope it travels and the gravity that sets it in motion. In addition to the dam that provides the upstream water reservoir, a hydroelectric power plant is made up of the penstocks that connect the reservoir to the turbine and a generator and transformer, which convert the mechanical energy of the turbines into electricity. Around the world, there are about 800 000 hydroelectric plants. The benefits are substantial renewability and an infinite source of life, while the disadvantages might concern the environment

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