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Major types of power station

  1. Mar 8, 2007 #1
    Can anyone tell me the major types of power station and how they work?
    If there are "good" website to find more info, please post it:smile:
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  3. Mar 8, 2007 #2


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    The major ones are hydroelectric, coal or gas fired, and nuclear. Less prevailent are geothermal and wind. There are other methods in experimental or 'home-scale' stages as well, such as wave power and solar.
    The majority use turbines powered by steam or water to turn the generators. Each type can be easily looked up.
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