Hydro Turbine

Hydro turbine generators are devices that convert the mechanical energy from moving water into electrical energy.

Hydro turbine generators can be effective using a vast array of water sources: a small stream, a fast flowing river, a waterfall, a small lake, and even from the oceans.

There are many different sizes and styles of hydro turbines, each developed from differently tested strategies for collecting the mechanical energy from a water source.  If correct conditions are met for a hydro turbine generator to be constructed and used, electrical energy can be obtained efficiently, cleanly, and for a low cost.

Click the links below or on the side of the page to discover more about hydro turbine generators and hydroelectric power.

 

Hydro Turbine Generator Quick Links
Hydroelectric Energy – How Hydroelectricity WorksHow it Works

A step-by-step guide to hydro turbine generators

Hydro Turbine FactsFacts

Quick facts & information about hydro turbine generators

Hydropower – Types of Hydroelectric PowerTypes

Information on the various types of hydro turbines

Home Hydro PowerBuild & Buy

Find out how to use hydro turbines to power your home

Hydroelectric Power – The Science of Water MovementScience of Hydro Power

Find out how water is used to generate power

Hydro Power JobsJobs

Search & find jobs in the hydro power industry near you

Environmental Impact of HydroelectricityEnvironmental Impact

How hydro power effects the environment & our daily lives

Hydro Turbine NewsNews

The latest news about hydro turbines & hydro power

Hydro turbine generators can be constructed in a variety of ways. However, like all turbines they follow the same fundamental law’s of physics to generate electricity.  All of this can be explored in more detail using the above table.To discover more about how a generic turbine generator produces electricity, with the help of simple diagrams and guides, you can visit our page that outlines how a turbine generator works.
 
Compare and apply the  information you learned about basic turbine generators with your findings on how a hydro turbine works.  Don’t forget to explore the links above to learn more about the intricate workings of a hydro turbine generators and why they are the leading source of renewable electricity and will continue to be so in the future.