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Hydroelectric power plant 1

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This project helps to understand how hydropower (energy from water in motion) can be transformed into electricity.

Hydropower is a renewable energy regenerated through the water cycle. The Sun powers this cycle by evaporating water (from e.g. rivers, lakes or seas). This water condenses in the air to form clouds. When it rains, this water returns on Earth and can be stocked in the mountains with dams. By running this water through pipes down in the valleys, it acquires a lot of speed and can then power turbines to generate electricity. Afterwards, the water returns to rivers and lakes, and the cycle can happen over again.

Why not visit dams or hydroelectric plants in addition to this project ?

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26.11.2019 : Martin
Des élèves du CO de Sarine-ouest ont réalisé le bricolage de centrale hydroélectrique. Voici leurs commentaires : Nous n'avons pas de photo de notre montage terminé. Par contre, lors du test final de notre bricolage, celui-ci fonctionnait bien et c'était pluôt cool. Le montage n'était pas évident, ...View more





Report the patern of the turbine on the aluminium plate according to the model (downloadable i ...
Remove the tip of the dynamo with a box cutter and a screwdriver.   Pass an M5 bolt ...
Drill a hole (M5) at 1 cm from the top of the slat.   Attach the dynamo to the slat ...
Connect to the long electrical wire (2 to 3 meters) to the dynamo (one wire clipped to the bac ...
Connect 3 LED to electric connectors.
Report the marks on the board (downloadable diagram in the blueprints/plan section).   ...
Hammer the flat head nails on the board and screw the 4 connectors as shown on the illustration.
As shown on the drawing :   Tie three 15 cm wires to the flat-head nails (a), and th ...

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