Hydropower, or hydraulic power, is created using the force of moving water. It’s one of the oldest methods of creating renewable energy, dating back to ancient Egypt.
The way water creates power is related to the force of its flow. The harder the current of the river, or the higher the waterfall, the greater the resulting power will be. Water currents cause turbines to spin, which are connected to electricity-producing generators. From there, we can channel the electricity to power things like watermills, sawmills, nautical cranes, lifts and textile factory equipment.
PicoTurbine International’s hydropower products and curriculum strive to engage learners and advance green energy education.