Hydro Power Questions From a 7th Grader

At TurbineGenerator.org we love getting questions from interested readers and doing our best to provide answers. Recently we received some fantastic questions from a 7th grader doing a project on hydroelectric power. If you have any questions feel free to Contact Us and our team will get back to you as soon as possible!   I am a Grade 7 … Read More

Zero Gravity Hydroelectricity

A quick disclaimer: I have done no actual mathematical research on the subject, this is just a fun idea I wanted to write about.  Please chime in with some mathematical insight! So, hydroelectric power generation occurs when the mechanical energy of moving water is used to rotate a hydro-turbine generator, which generates electricity.  Setting aside the size and design of … Read More

Underwater Turbine

What is an Underwater Turbine? An underwater turbine is a device that generates electricity from moving water currents or ocean tides.  Strong water currents and ocean tides are a great source of kinetic energy.  An underwater turbine exploits the kinetic energy from water using turbine blades that rotate with an attached turbine generator that can generate electricity. An underwater turbine … Read More

Hoover Dam – Myths and Legends

Are There Workers Still Buried in the Hoover Dam? No, the Hoover Dam does not contain any buried human remains within the thick cement walls of the dam. Although, there were around 100 reported deaths during the construction of the Hoover Dam, no bodies are buried in the cement. There was one reported death of a man who was crushed and … Read More