Understanding geothermal energy

geothermal energy

Among the renewable energy source available today, geothermal energy is one of the most common ones. It is the heat derived within the sub-surface of the earth and it is carried to the earth’s surface by water and/or steam. Geothermal energy is widely used for heating and cooling purposes or be harnessed to produce clean […]

Understanding hydroelectric power

hydropower plant

Just like other methods of power generation, hydroelectric power also produces electricity from generators driven by turbines. These turbines use the potential energy of falling or fast-flowing water, that is hydro energy and convert it into mechanical energy. It is a form of renewable energy that is widely used in the early 21st century. In […]

Understanding thermal energy

thermal energy

Thermal energy is a form of energy obtained when a substance heated up. Although the term thermal energy can be used differently and often loosely. Thermal energy can also be called heat energy as is produced when a rise in temperature causes atoms and molecules to move faster and collide with each other. Today you’ll […]

Understanding tidal energy

tidal energy

Having different types of energy resource out there have given us so much to look into, tidal energy which is a form of the renewable source is created using the movement of tides. This energy replenished because it is obtained from nature before it’s converted into a usable form. Tidal energy can be obtained in […]

Understanding windmill energy

windmill energy

Learning how wind energy is converted to other forms of energy, you must be familiar with the term windmill. Wind energy is known as one the cleanest form of producing electricity. The windmill is a device for tapping the energy of wind by means of sails mounted on its rotating shaft. These sails are also […]

Everything you need to know about draft tube

draft tube used in turbines

Draft tubes are essential components in most types of turbines such as Kaplan, Francis, and reaction turbines. The component is like a pipe designed with areas increasing gradually that connect the outlet of the runner to a tailrace. With its two ends, one is connected to the runner outlet and the other end is submerged […]

Understanding reaction turbine

reaction turbine

Being a special type of turbine used in hydro-power plants, reaction turbine is used all around the world for the generation of electricity. It is estimated that about 60% of turbines used in hydro-power plants are reaction turbines, though still in competition with impulse turbines. A reaction turbine is constructed of rows of fixed blades […]

Things you need to know about gas turbine

The gas turbine has been used since 1939 for electricity generation. Today, it is one of the most widely used power-generating technologies. Gas turbines are known to be internal combustion (IC) engines that allow air-fuel mixtures to produce hot gases that spin a turbine to produce power. The process is common in jet engines, automobile […]

Different types of turbine

impulse turbine and reaction turbine

With the vast majority of energy generation and fluid delivery, a turbine is of different types serving the same purpose in various applications. It is a device that harnesses the kinetic energy of some fluid such as water, steam, air, or combustion gases. It turns it into the rotational motion of the device itself. The […]

Things you need to know about impulse turbine

impulse turbine

Impulse turbine is one of the simplest turbines out there, classified as hydro turbines along with reaction turbines. These turbines are group based on how the energy is exchanged between the fluid and the turbine. They are installed to convert the potential energy and kinetic energy of water flow into mechanical work. Hydropower plants extensively […]