Hydroelectric energy uses UK -
Hydroelectric Power use in United Kingdom
How Hydropower Works - UK
Hydropower is using water to power machinery
or make electricity. Water constantly moves through a vast global cycle, evaporating from lakes and oceans, forming
clouds, precipitating as rain or snow, then flowing back down to the ocean.
The energy of this water cycle, which is driven by the sun, can be tapped to
produce electricity or for mechanical tasks like grinding
Hydropower uses a fuel—water—that is not reduced or used up in
the process. Because the water cycle is an endless, constantly recharging
system, hydropower is considered a renewable energy. When flowing water is captured and turned intoelectricity,
it is called hydroelectric power or hydropower. There
are several types of hydroelectric facilities; they are all powered by the
kinetic energy of flowing water as it moves downstream. Turbines
and generators convert the energy into electricity, which is then fed into the electrical grid to be used in homes, businesses, and by industry.
How hydropower works
Advantages and disadvantages of its use
Hydropower use throughout history
U.S. hydropower resource potential
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