Water Energy
Fluid Store of Past, Present and Future

Water energy has been employed in a number of ways for energy generation. And water power gives ideas for many other applications.

Being fluid and flexible and composed of useful basic elements it lends itself to many means of producing energy. As such it is a great illustration in the possibilities the universe about us offers us for current and future alternative energy water power.

Standing at the bottom of any significant waterfall the energy stored in water can readily be felt. Especially if you stand directly under the stream of water.

The direct application of water falling yields some of the simplest methods for harnessing water power.

Niagara Falls - iStockPhoto

Being fluid and flowing with gravity's action from a higher to a lower point gave rise to its earliest uses.

Water Mill on River - iStockPhoto

And it lends itself to one of the most common uses for power generation now - in hydroelectric power generation.

Mt Shasta Hydroelectric Dam - iStockPhoto

Its properties in being incompressible and readily converted in water heating from liquid to gas allows its use in other power generation sources.

Heat from the earth's core results in geothermal attractions at a number of places in the earth. And for power generation from it.

To keep up with the latest news in geothermal energy generation check out the relevant news page.

The combination of gravity effects from the sun and moon on the water reservoirs of the earth's oceans allow ideas of power generation from the regular tides and from the associated waves, exacerbated by another power, that of the wind.

Wind on the ocean surface, along with surface heating, gives rise to other marine energy sources that can be tapped.

Water is giving many current options for power generation. And more will be derived from it in the future.

Water power is already associated much useful energy generation and lends itself to much for the future.


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