Welcome to Hydropower

Definition:

"Electricity generated by the weight of water flowing downhill by gravity is hydroelectric power. Without solar energy all water would flow downhill by gravity once and collect in the oceans. The sun provides the energy to evaporate water and the temperature difference which causes rain and snow to fall. This renews our sources of fresh water (lakes and streams) and therefore our sources of hydroelectric power. Large Hydroelectric projects (dams) cause damage to the environment. People, and cultures, are displaced or destroyed, animals and habitat are displaced and destroyed, natural beauty is destroyed. Eventually even the largest dams will fill with silt and become rivers again. Only small hydroelectric projects which preserve the rivers and streams they use in a near natural state are sustainable." 

                                                                            Found from http://www.norcalsolar.org/resources/glossary.html

 

Click on one of the links below for more information about Hydropower!

The History of Hydropower    

Types of Hydropower                                     

Facts about Hydropower           

Turbines

Environmental Issues of Hydropower

Additional Hydropower Links                               
                                                                           

How to reach the creators of this Hydropower website, and read their portfolios for EGEE 101 at Pennsylvania State University:

E-mail Elizabeth Donegan or Read Liz's Online Portfolio

E-mail Karen Falzone or Read Karen's Online Portfolio

E-mail Sarah Fox or Read Sarah's Online Portfolio

E-mail Catie Siodmak or Read Catie's Online Portfolio