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How Has the Traditional Use of Wind and Water Energy Been Modified for Our Convenience? - CBSE Class 10 - Science

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 How has the traditional use of wind and water energy been modified for our convenience?

Solution

Earlier, the windmills were used to harness wind energy to do mechanical work such as lifting/drawing water from a well. Today, windmills are used to generate electricity.In windmills, the kinetic energy of wind is harnessed and converted into electricity.
Water energy which was used for transportation before is now a good source to generate electricity. Dams has been constructed on river for generating electricity. Waterfalls were used as a source of potential energy which was converted to electricity with the help of turbines.

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 NCERT Solution for Science Textbook for Class 10 (2019 to Current)
Chapter 14: Sources of Energy
Q: 3 | Page no. 248
Solution How Has the Traditional Use of Wind and Water Energy Been Modified for Our Convenience? Concept: Conventional Sources of Energy - Thermal Power Plant.
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