Opportunities for the Hydroelectricity of the Future
Published at 08. 08. 2019 | Written by Tibor Tarabek
Hydropower produces ¾ of the world’s renewable energy. As we’ve entered the 21st century and the need for renewable energy grows as we realize the limits of fossil fuels, hydro will take center stage once again. On a larger scale, hydropower generate…
Hydroelectricity: Major Challenges and Issues
Published at 01. 08. 2019 | Written by Branislav Safarik
Hydroelectric energy is generated through the natural cycle of water flow. On our planet’s surface, evaporation sends water upwards into the Earth’s atmosphere, only to be later pulled down by our planet’s gravity. As it subsequently falls down, Eart…
Hydroelectricity of the 20th Century
Published at 25. 07. 2019 | Written by Radoslav Stompf
As the 19th century ended and the 20th century began, hydroelectricity entered its prime in terms of popularity. All across the developed world, governments invested into hydroelectric power as it was a very cheap source of renewable energy that was …
The Early History of Water Power
Published at 18. 07. 2019 | Written by Branislav Safarik
Hydroelectric power is a relatively new invention, but the mechanical power of water has been in use for over two millennia. The invention of the wheel was soon followed by the invention of the water wheel, a device that uses the downward motion of s…
A Guide to Hydropower: What is it and How Does it Work?
Published at 11. 07. 2019 | Written by Tibor Tarabek
Did you know that hydropower accounts for more than 18% of all renewable energy employment worldwide? While solar and wind energy often enjoy the spotlight, hydropower and other forms of energy also hold great potential...