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Renewable Energy
Last Post 08 May 2014 11:24 PM by alec. 5 Replies.
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richards
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08 Feb 2012 10:54 AM
    For his science fair project, John decided to experiment with renewable energy sources. He hoped that his work will solve all of our energy problems. He decided to power a generator with an electric motor. He thought once the generator was up to speed, he could just flip a switch and the generator could supply the electricity that powered the electric motor. John was for sure he made a historical discovery, he found an alternative to fossil fuels. His energy source was purely renewable. Why did his experiment fail once he put it to the test?
    jwd217
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    09 Feb 2012 08:31 AM
    An electric generator does not actually create energy. It just converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. The motor just converts electrical energy into mechanical energy. However, some of this energy is converted to heat and effectively lost. So even if the generator could run the motor and the motor could turn the generator, with some of the energy lost as heat, there would not be enough left to keep them running and they would slow down and stop.
    raj
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    19 Feb 2014 09:09 PM
    no energy creation happens, only conversion happens.
    bal
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    20 Feb 2014 09:28 PM
    here only mechanical energy gets converted to electrical
    phil
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    23 Feb 2014 09:16 PM
    since no new energy is being created in the experiment.
    alec
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    08 May 2014 11:24 PM
    law of conservation of energy
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