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Hydroelectricity is the term referring to electricity generated by hydropower; the production of electrical power through the use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water.

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Energy; Hydroelectric

The water (from the Latin aqua) is a substance whose molecule consists of two atoms of hydrogen and oxygen (H2O). It is essential to the survival of all known forms of life. The term water generally ...

Hoover Dam

Energy; Hydroelectric

Named one of the Top 10 Construction Achievements of the 20th Century, Hoover Dam was the largest of its kind at the time and many years after. Despite the remote location and harsh working ...

Three Gorges Dam

Energy; Hydroelectric

The Three Gorges Dam is currently the largest hydroelectric dam in the world. The water depth in the dam's 300 kilometer long reservoir along the Yangtze river, China's longest, is 175 meters (577 ...

Pelamis wave energy converter

Energy; Hydroelectric

The Pelamis wave energy converter, also known as the Pelamis 'sea snake', is a device used to create electricity from the motion of ocean surface waves. It is developed by the Scottish company, ...


Energy; Hydroelectric

An electrical element in laser excitation which attracts electrons from a cathode.


Energy; Hydroelectric

A channel, chute, or something of similar structure used to transport water or provide water power; sometimes lined.


Energy; Hydroelectric

Out of the three main types of hydroelectric power plants, impoundment is the most common. This facility utilizes a dam to systematically store and release water to provide enough power to activate ...

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