How do electric generators at power plants work?
Generators using steam turbines and fossil fuel, coal, oil, nuclear fuel, wind, hydro fuel, solar fuel, and tidal movement.
Answer by scotsman
They all work the same way. They use a system of turbines, which turn, either by the weight of falling water (hydro power) or through steam generated by burning fossil fuels, to move a conductive wire coil through a magnetic field. That makes electricity. Solar fuel cells work differently and generate electricity from a reaction caused by light falling on them - no moving parts.
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