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Pumped-storage hydroelectricity

In the Toules dam near the Great St. Bernard pass (Switzerland), an artificial island with 2,240 m2 of photovoltaic solar collectors has been built. In the canton of Glarus (Switzerland), the wall of the Muttsee dam has been covered with solar cells. These high-altitude solar power plants offer ... »
photovoltaic, collectors, high-altitude, altitudes, cloud
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Duration2h 30 min.
Date22.07.2022
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Biogas plant

The construction of a biogas plant model helps to understand how it is possible to produce gas from animal or plant organic waste. As the materials used are renewable and local, biogas is sustanable and reduces the use of non-renewable and polluting energies.   Biogas installations generally ... »
biogas, organic, renewable, reduces, non-renewable
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Duration3h 0 min.
Date22.07.2022
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Portable solar cooker

This project is a good way to discover the power of the Sun, and the use of a renewable energy to cook without polluting or increasing deforestation.   The portable solar cooker uses 3 principles: the greenhouse effect, the concentration of light with reflective panels and the ability of black ... »
renewable, polluting, deforestation, greenhouse, reflective
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Duration2h 30 min.
Date20.07.2022
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Chemical battery

Making a battery helps to understand how a chemical reaction can produce electricity. It shows also that in a battery there is no real stock of electricity, but the chemical products needed to generate some. It is important to understand how batteries work as they are more and more used in our daily ... »
batteries, pads, polluting, kilowatt-hour, mains
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Duration3h 0 min.
Date20.07.2022
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Crank flashlight

Building this torch (flashlight) helps to understand how it is possible to transform mechanical energy into electricity. This type of transformation is achieved in most of our power plants. This project reveals all the components of an electric generator. By using a small electric motor the ... »
torch, flashlight, transform, generator, motor
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Duration3h 0 min.
Date20.07.2022
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