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Electrical Generation by Mind Map: Electrical Generation
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Electrical Generation

Electricity generation is the process of generating electrical power from other sources of primary energy. The fundamental principles of electricity generation were discovered during the 1820s and early 1830s by the British scientist Michael Faraday. His basic method is still used today: electricity is generated by the movement of a loop of wire, or disc of copper between the poles of a magnet. For electric utilities, it is the first process in the delivery of electricity to consumers. The other processes, electricity transmission, distribution, and electrical power storage and recovery using pumped-storage methods are normally carried out by the electric power industry. Electricity is most often generated at a power station by electromechanical generators, primarily driven by heat engines fueled by chemical combustion or nuclear fission but also by other means such as the kinetic energy of flowing water and wind. Other energy sources include solar photovoltaics and geothermal power.

As the nucleus hits the uranium atom, it splits into other pieces repeating the same process creating a chain reaction.

How does it compare to fossil fuels?

Nuclear energy has a longer use expectancy.

Nuclear power has little affect in the environment but, fossil fuels have possibly catastophic dangers

Over long regions could have catasrophic affects but fossil fuels are only catastrophic in smaller regions not long regions.

Nuclear energy has a potential weapon threat while fossil fuels do not.

This is simply a clean and efficient way of boiling water to make steam which drives turbine generators. Except for the reactor itself, a nuclear power station works like most coal or gas-fired power stations.

There is almost an unlimited source of fuel for nuclear energy considering that there is plenty of uranium on earth.

Nuclear power is best more towards europe and Asia.

France gets three quarters of its power from nuclear energy.

Little affect on global warming.

Tidal power plants can injure or kill migrating fish however this can be minimized .

Solar Thermal

The solar thermal process is heating something without external aids, like how the sun heats the water in a swimming pool. Solar panels can be used to capture more heat. Solar panels capture the heat and transfer it into water. The water is then circulated and used to heat the space around it. This is using solar power as heat.

How Solar Power Works

Photovoltaic

http://poweredbysolarpanels.com/how-does-solar-energy-work/

How does it impact the enviornment?

Turbines convert kinetic energy into electrical energy. it is a renewable resource. rotational energy is used to power a generator. the blade or rotor is called a nacelle

Wind power works best in sea based, off shore locations. Oceans allow more constant, strong winds. Costal areas are also good for wind farms because of the ocean winds. Hill tops are excellent because of the altitude. All of these areas are good because they are mostly free of man made interference. http://www.biofuelswatch.com/where-do-wind-turbines-work-best/

It does not creat harmful biproducts like CO2, it uses earths natrul resources so we are cutting down on the use of dangerous fuels to supply energy. Wind in general can detemine and conrol climate and weather. However, it can kill birds and is a noisy destraction to animal life.

Where in the world does it work best?

Hydroelectric power can only be used in certain area however it doesn't have any emissions like fossil fuel. the way in which the energy is made is vary similar to how fossil fuels make energy, both use spinning turbines. Hydro electric energy can effect the wildlife and aquatic life around it.

Geothermal

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Compared to Fossil Fuels.

Wind

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Fuel Cell

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Water

Where in the world does this method work best? Is it good in Connecticut?

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Compared to Fossil Fuels

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Nuclear

How does nuclear power generate electricty?

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Solar

How Solar Energy Impacts the Environment

Comparing Solar Energy to Fossil Fuels

Where in the World Does Solar Energy Work Best? Is it Good for Connecticut?