Articles in Hydro Power

15-Year-Old Develops $12 Machine That Converts Ocean Currents into Usable Electricity
Meet Hannah Herbst, a 15-year-old from Boca Raton, Florida, who just might be the nation’s top young scientist. Earlier this month, Herbst won a $25,000 prize with a very cheap invention: a prototype probe that converts the movement of the ocean’s currents into energy and costs just...
Best Explained Do-It-Yourself Step by Step Hydraulic Ram Pump
A hydraulic ram (or water ram) pump is a simple, motorless device for pumping water at low flow rates. It uses the energy of flowing water to lift water from a stream, pond, or spring to an elevated storage tank or to a discharge point. It is suitable for use where small quantities of water are r...
Cool DIY Video : How to build a Homemade Water To Fuel Generator that uses electricity to convert water into an extremely powerful fuel!
This video shows you how to build an Oxy-Hydrogen generator from scratch.The generator requires electricity to electrolyze H2O (water) into gas. The resulting mixed gas is sometimes referred to as Oxy-Hydrogen gas, which is 2 parts Hydrogen (H2) and 1 part Oxygen (O2). I typically hook this up to m...
DIY Hydro Power Runs Two Refrigerators
Hydro Power runs two refrigerators:   Great Video!...
Do You Think A 3-Day Weekend Is A Solution to Saving Energy? (video)
In a bid to save energy, Venezuelans will have three-day weekends for at least two months starting today, President Nicolas Maduro announced this week. Seventy percent of the country is largely dependent on hydroelectric power at the Guri Dam, which holds back the Caroni River in the south-eastern ...
Floating waterwheel to generate electricity. (Video)
This is a floating waterwheel that can generate electricity when suspended over a river or other flowing water regardless of the depth This is a floating waterwheel that can generate electricity when suspended over a river or other flowing water regardless of the depth. The unique chevron shaped pad...
Former High-Schooler's Amazing Hydro-Electric Power Collector
When Kettner Griswold, now 22 from Bethesda, MD, was in High School, he devised a way to achieve renewable energy through hydropower. Here is the video. What has he been up to since? 3 years ago he became one of Thiel's visionaries and received the 20 under 20 award. He dropped out of...
From Flour to Grits, a Water-Powered Mill Keeps on Grinding
A mill owned and operated for six generations by the Weisenberger family has been grinding grains in the heart of Kentucky since the Civil War. In 1862, August Weisenberger emigrated from Baden, Germany, to start milling grains in Midway, Kentucky. He purchased the existing three-story stone mill on...
How A Water Pumping Windmill Works
Standing tall like a giant sunflower in a sea of undulating prairie grasses, or in any rural setting, a windmill is a thing of beauty. Not only are water pumping windmills a joy to watch, but they are incredibly useful. Powered only by wind, they work like quietly-purring nonpolluting creatures, to ...
How To Pump Water Without Using Electricity.
A water wheel uses the energy of flowing water to move the water through coiled pipe and as it spins it continues adding water through the coils. Depending upon where you set the output pipes you can move water from a creek to your field without electricity. This is a Wirtz water pump. With each r...
In Costa Rica, They Make Wagon Wheels With A Water Wheel Powered Shop
One Family business in Costa Rica has managed to survive the changes in technology, and still makes old fashioned wagon wheels.  The key to their success is improvise!   Here is their display of the way wagon wheels were made, and how they changed over time, improving year after year: &n...
Poetry in Motion: Power Plant Will Use Ocean Tides to Power 155K Homes
This planned power plant in Wales may look like the Guggenheim Museum but its benefits far outweigh the beauty: it will use the rise and fall of ocean tides to generate enough renewable electricity to power 155,000 homes for 120 years. When completed, the structure will produce electricity enough t...
Wavestar University: The art of wave energy conversion.
Wavestar University of Nantes See below, the video from the University of Nantes in France where Ph.D. students from all over the World last week performed trials on small Wavestar floats and learned about the State of the Art of wave energy conversion techniques, of numerical modelling and control ...