Water power

April 2007
Water (9781405318747);2007, p38
Book Chapter
A chapter from the book "Water" is presented. It discusses water as a source of power and energy. It cites that the vast amount of water on Earth, and the force it generates with movement can be used to produce energy. In relation to this, a flowing river is a good source of kinetic energy, while changes in the level of water releases potential energy. The chapter also explains how hydroelectric dams and tidal barrages utilize the energy of water to generate electricity.


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