Christian Buck - Alternative Energy
Power plants all have similar components. They have a generator, a turbine energy source and an output. Often steam spins huge turbines, like in coal and nuclear power plants. In a hydroelectric plant, water from a reservoir rushes through a small opening spinning a turbine at the bottom of a chute (see fig.1).
The turbine in all power plants is hooked to the generator, which spins; creating huge amounts of electricity that is connected to power lines.