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Hydropower. By: Dominic Imwalle , Jason Rebholz , Zack Berwald. Formation. Hydropower is energy from moving water The movement of water between the earth and its atmosphere is in a continuous cycle. When sun draws moisture from oceans and rivers its called evaporation

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Hydropower

By: Dominic Imwalle, Jason Rebholz, Zack Berwald


Formation

  • Hydropower is energy from moving water

  • The movement of water between the earth and its atmosphere is in a continuous cycle.

  • When sun draws moisture from oceans and rivers its called evaporation

  • Then the moisture condenses into clouds which is called condensation.

  • After that the moisture is released from the clouds which's called precipitation then it starts back over


History

  • In year 1087 A.D five thousand water wheels were made in France

  • Water wheels were used to grind flour and grain for 2,000 by the Greeks

  • The first hydro plant was built at Niagara Falls.

  • Ancient Egyptians first used waterwheels on Nile river in early 200 B.C

  • 1700s factories of industrial revolutions used water to power machines


Obtaining

  • Over 80,000 dams have been built in the U.S

  • The top hydro plant state is in Tennessee with five hydro plants

  • Towers carry energy from a generator in a Dallas Dam


Advantages

  • An advantage is that hydropower is renewable

  • Snow and rain replenish hydropower

  • hydropower is one of the cheapest energy sources


Disadvantage

  • There are 80,000 dams in U.S but only 2,400 generate electricity

  • Dams in U.S built to control flooding wind irrigate farmland, not for electricity production

  • Depending the amount of rainfall during year provides between 5 and 10 percent of country electricity

  • Roads in community's have to move when dam is being built


Current and Future conservation

Hydropower is renewable and is replenished by snow and rainfall


Future Technology

  • One idea is to make under water wind mills

  • Cars might use water as gas by adding hydrogen and oxygen gas

  • Make more chain bobbling ducks to span part of Estorny Mouth, making wave energy into energy into electricity


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