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Solar Hydroelectric Power

Solar Hydroelectric Power

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CH EN 1002 \u2013 Sustainable Energy
Conventional Energy Technology:
Hydroelectric
October 5, 2007
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Reminders
\ue000Homework #4
\u2022 Due Today
\ue000Project assignment coming Friday\u2026
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Hydroelectric Power

\ue000715,000 (715 GW) production worldwide
\ue00020% of world electricity
\ue000U.S. Production: 79 GW

\u2022 Can reasonably expand by 30 to 70 GW
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Major Hydropower Countries
0.49
28
120
Norway
0.42
45
157
Russia
0.42
79
290
USA
0.56
69
350
Brazil
0.59
69
350
Canada
0.37
129
417
China
Load
Factor

Installed
Capacity
(GW)

Annual
Production
(TWh)

Country
Total World Capacity: 715 GW
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Hydropower Technology
\ue000Large-scale hydropower
\u2022 Dams hold back water and create a "head"
(height difference) of water \u2013 potential energy
\u2022 Water flows through turbines ("propellers")
causing them to spin
\u2022 Shaft connects turbine and electrical
generator used to make electricity
\u2022 Turbines can be "spun down" or turned off
when power is not needed
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Hydroelectric Turbine + Generator
Source: Wikipedia.Com

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