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  • Hydroelectric Plants: Classifications, Operation, Risks and Benefits

    Compared to other forms of energy productions, the side effects of hydroelectric power are relatively benign. Some could even argue that the biggest problem with them is that there aren't enough rivers to cover all of our energy needs with them!
    By Charles M Bowen September 23, 2011 

  • Developments in Power from Tidal Energy

    Tidal energy is used to convert the energy in tides into other forms of energy that are useful to mankind, mainly in the form of power through electricity. Such tidal energy had also been used earlier by tide mills mainly to drive flour mills and such...
    By Jayant R Row August 23, 2011 

  • Electricity From Sea Water - an Experiment

    There are many possible renewable methods of generating electricity, but sea water is seldom considered a serious option. Here we’ll witness through an experimental set up how this simple method of producing free electricity can be one of the most...
    By Swagatam July 24, 2010 


  • Methods of Harnessing Electricity from Ocean Waves with Wave Power Generators

    Everybody knows about wind, solar, and fossil fuel renewable energy. But how about the ocean? Read on to learn how wave power works, inventions of wave power generators and methods of harnessing electricity from the ocean.
    By Matt Schelke July 23, 2010 

  • Classification of Hydroelectric Power Plants: Part-3: Based on the Nature of Load

    There are various classifications of hydroelectric power plants. Based on the nature of load there are two types of hydroelectric power plants: base load type and peak load type.
    By Haresh Khemani October 19, 2009 

  • Classification of Hydroelectric Power Plant: Part-2: Based on the Head of Water Available

    There are various classifications of hydroelectric power plants. Based on the total head of water available the hydroelectric power plants are classified into three types: low head hydroelectric power plants, medium head hydroelectric power plants...
    By Haresh Khemani October 19, 2009 


  • Disadvantages of Hydroelectric Power Plants: Part-2

    There are many advantages of the hydroelectric power plants, but there are also numbers of disadvantages of the hydroelectric power plants. The hydroelectric power plants can be dangerous to aquatic life and can cause many other environmental concerns...
    By Haresh Khemani October 19, 2009 

  • Drawbacks & Disadvantages of Hydroelectric Power Plants: Part 1

    There are many advantages of hydroelectric power plants, but significant disadvantages as well. They can be dangerous to aquatic life and can cause many other environmental concerns.
    By Haresh Khemani October 19, 2009 

  • Classification of Hydroelectric Power Plants: Part-1: Based on Quantity of Water Available

    There are various classifications of hydroelectric power plants. Based on the total quantity of water available for the generation of electricity the hydroelectric power plants are classified into three types: Run-off river hydroelectric power plants...
    By Haresh Khemani September 20, 2008 

  • Advantages of Hydroelectric Power Plants

    The hydroelectric power plants don't require any fuel for generation of electricity, hence they don't cause any air-pollution. The hydrolectric power plants help in irrigation of the agricultural lands and offer many other advantages. Let us have...
    By Haresh Khemani September 19, 2008 
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