electricity for us
We are doing a project on the principles of electricity and we would
like the information on the following, nuclear, solar, and fossil fuels.
Please send us information ASAP.
Fossil fuels: coal, oil, natural gas
Solar: generally refers to direct solar (heating water or generating
electricity in special cells) but could also include hydro-electric,
ocean thermal, wind, and renewable bio-mass
Nuclear: fission plants provide a significant fraction of power in
the U.S. (electrical) and more than half in some countries (France,
I am not sure what these have to do with the principles of
electricity. Nearly all generators (except the solar cells) use
essentially the same principle - a turbine based on something like
high temperature steam transferring the energy to a rotating
structure that uses the reverse principle of the electric motor to
You will find a lot more information in encyclopedias.
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Update: June 2012