Hydropower through the Ages

Hydropower has been used ever since the ancient Greeks, who used water wheels to grind grain. The way hydropower works has changed and evolved through the ages, and today it is done by the force of gravity making water fall on to a turbine, which then spins very fast in order to create power and electricity.

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500 B.C - 336 B.C.
337 B.C. - 1885 A.D.
1886 - 1887
1888 - 1889
1901 - 1902
1936 - 1937
1941 - 1942
1949 - 1950
1977 - 2013
1980 - 1981
2006 - 2007
2013 - 2014
2014 - 3000