4.16 describe the energy transfers involved in generating electricity using

  •  wind –> KE from wind turns turbine –> turns generator –> produces electrical energy
  •  water –> KE from water –> turns turbine –> turns generator –> produces electrical energy
  • geothermal resources –> Thermal energy heats water –> water turns to steam –> Thermal energy from steam turns turbine –> turbine turns generator –> produces electrical energy
  • solar heating systems –> light energy from sun –> thermally heats water
  • solar cells –> Light energy –> electrical energy
  • fossil fuels –> Chemical energy burnt –> heat energy –> water –> KE in a turbine –> electrical energy –> generator
  • nuclear power –> KE –> uranium –> heat energy –> water –> KE turns turbine –> electrical energy
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