Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Environment · 1 decade ago

how is wind and water energy used to generate power?

7 Answers

Relevance
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    both are used to turn turbines, then that kinetic energy is converted into electricity by using a motor in reverse

  • 1 decade ago

    The Sun heats up the land and results in wind forming. The wind drives windmills or wind generators. These produce mechanical or electrical energy.

    Potential energy is stored in the water contained in reservoirs high in the hills. When water is released, it flows down pipes and gains kinetic energy. This is used to turn turbines and to generate electricity.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Both use kinetic energy to turn a turbine that rotates a generator. The wind is usually used to turn a windmill and water is usually dammed and the pressure is used to turn a water turbine.

  • 1 decade ago

    They turn a turbine, which is somehow attached to a magnet. Electricity is generated by the turning magnet, since a changing magnetic field induces a current.

  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • 1 decade ago

    Dont u study physics, its a work of magnets,magnetic fields and e.m.f also mechanical energy, rotation. add me if u want to know the whole details friend_zahid_bd@yahoo.com

    Source(s): BOOks, i am an olevel candidate under the university of Cambride.
  • 1 decade ago

    they are used to rotate the turbine and produces electricity

  • 1 decade ago

    dunno

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.