Description: In 1849, James Francis created the first modern water turbine, also called the Francis turbine. This turbine, which is completely surrounded by water, moves water from the outer edge to the inside of the turbine. The blades within the turbine spin, creating electricity. Today, this turbine is used worldwide and one of the most used turbines in hydroelectric power. This source of energy doesn’t create any pollution. There are some negatives though, including the harmful effect on fish and the reduction of water in streams.
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