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Lester Allan Pelton

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Lester Allan (or Allen) Pelton (September 5, 1829 – March 14, 1908) was an American inventor who contributed significantly to the development of hydropower and hydroelectric power in the old W...

A brief history of hydropower | International Hydropower Association

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The power of falling water has been used to produce electricity for over 135 years . ... Indeed, he was so convinced of the benefits of hydro that when he started using ... In the 1870s, American inventor Lester Allan Pelton developed the Pelton ...

Who invented hydroelectric power? | Reference.com

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Lester Allen Pelton was the first person to invent a hydroelectric engine, which utilized hydroelectric power. His invention was called the Pelton wheel and came  ...

Lester Allan Pelton - Hydroelectric Power - Inventors - About.com

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Aug 15, 2016 ... Lester Pelton invented a type of free-jet water turbine called the Pelton Wheel or Pelton turbine. This turbine is used for hydroelectric power ...

The World's First Hydroelectric Power Plant Began Operation

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The World's First Hydroelectric Power Plant Began Operation September 30, 1882. When you look at rushing waterfalls and rivers, you may not immediately ...

History of Hydroelectric Power

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The invention of the hydraulic reaction turbine created the sudden expansion of ... 40% of the United States' electricity was provided by hydroelectric power in ...

History of Hydro | National Hydropower Association

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The precursor to the modern hydro turbine was developed in the mid-18<sup>th</sup> century. One hundred ... 1849: Invention of the Francis turbine. 1882: The ... Hoover Dam. 1937: The Hoover Dam begins to generate power on the Colorado River.

the history of hydropower development in the United States

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Feb 3, 2016 ... By the early 1900's, hydroelectric power accounted for more than 40 ... In the early days, newly created projects lacked many of the modern ...

Hydroelectric Power

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Hydroelectric power comes from flowing water … winter and spring runoff from ... In nature, energy cannot be created or destroyed, but its form can change.

Hydroelectric Power: How it works, USGS Water-Science School

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May 2, 2016 ... So just how do we get electricity from water? Actually, hydroelectric and coal-fired power plants produce electricity in a similar way. In both ...

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History of Hydropower | Department of Energy

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Besides grinding flour, the power of the water was used to saw wood and power textile ... The past century of hydropower has seen a number of hydroelectric ...

Lester Allan Pelton - American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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The power and efficiency of Pelton's wheel made it ideal for generating hydroelectricity, especially along smaller rivers and streams. ... traveled to the mining operations, where he studied the equipment and processes with an inventor's eye.

Lester Allan Pelton - The father of hydroelectric power | EEP

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Jun 8, 2012 ... Lester A. Pelton (1829-1908) - Inventor whose invention paved the way for low- cost hydroelectric power. Pelton was born in Vermilion, Ohio, ...