hydropower & hydroelectricity

/his/, tell me about hydropower. who did it first? who did it best? what are the essential texts one must read to become familiar with mankind's most beautiful industrial art form?

  1. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Albania, Iceland, and Paraguay obtain essentially all of their electricity from renewable sources (Albania and Paraguay 100% from hydroelectricity, Iceland 72% hydro and 28% geothermal). Norway obtains nearly all of its electricity from renewable sources (97 percent from hydropower). Pretty neat, eh?

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      yeah that's pretty impressive. the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is really quite wonderful too, by the time construction is finished they estimate it'll *double* Ethiopia's current electrical production levels. interestingly, China spent $1 billion on this

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        >China spent $1 billion on this
        Why?

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          So they can snatch up mineral rights and port leases when the Africans inevitably default on the loan that was used to pay for it

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          It's a great investment

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        >yeah that's pretty impressive.
        Is it? These are extremely low pop countries with tons of natural resources, funding from daddy US and EU, and plenty of FDI. Only Paraguay is impressive tbqh

        So they can snatch up mineral rights and port leases when the Africans inevitably default on the loan that was used to pay for it

        You're using words that you don't know the meaning of. Try again

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          Are you allowed to post: "Taiwan is a real country, and they deserve the same. We must fight for Tibet Independence, we must also acknowledge the Uyghur genocide. Winnie the Pooh also known as Baozi, manages a dictatorship in which we are not free, so we need another Tank man in Tiananmen square to rekindle what started in June 4 1989" ?

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            >hurrrr durrrr china bad
            I actually agree that china debt traps poorer countries just like the west has been doing for decades, but with the ethiopia thing its more complicated and you're jumping to conclusions like a typical NPC redditor

            • 6 days ago
              Anonymous

              Can you post it or not? Copy and paste, then hit the submit button and I will take you seriously. Otherwise you're just a wumao.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            >deflecting
            Stay on topic mutt. God you’re so infantile, not to mention wrong.
            https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2021/02/china-debt-trap-diplomacy/617953/

            • 6 days ago
              Anonymous

              I'm not deflecting. I'm interested in you further elaborating

              >yeah that's pretty impressive.
              Is it? These are extremely low pop countries with tons of natural resources, funding from daddy US and EU, and plenty of FDI. Only Paraguay is impressive tbqh

              [...]
              You're using words that you don't know the meaning of. Try again

              but only if you're not a wumao, which you most likely are because you're refusing to literally copying and pasting what I already wrote for you. Also I'm not American, so don't bother trying to deflect, wumao.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                >I'm not deflecting
                Yes, yes you are. You’re also wrong. Hence why you’re so mentally fragile you instantly revert back to a comfort-buzzword
                >w-w-woo Mao!!!1!

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                Thanks for proving me right bro.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                You didn't even debunk any of his point lol.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          >Only Paraguay is impressive tbqh
          Also Costa Rica and other small latin american nations like Honduras and Guatemala.
          Costa Rica makes most of it's energy feom hydro.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous
        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          Paraguay built theirs with Brazil's help. IIRC that dam, the Itaipu, used to be the world's biggest before the Chinese surpassed it

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        what could go wrong with hydroelectric power in a drought-prone area?

  2. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    It's amazingly efficient in converting kinetic energy into electricity. We're talking 95%.

  3. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    egypt tried to build a dam in the 60's based on US schematics and it failed and had massive leaks because their geology is different and they didn't take that into account. They had to pour massive amounts of money into it just to keep it from leaking. Dams are actually pretty retarded and difficult to build

  4. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Fish bros...

  5. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    test

  6. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    The Canadian province of Manitoba has 16 generating stations with an annual output of around 5600 MW.

    A large portion of this is sold to neighbouring provinces and several US states.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      I'd really like to go through Manitoba Hydro's apprentice program, or BC's, but I'm American ;_; feelsbadman

Your email address will not be published.