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Electrical energy generation involves the conversion of non-electrical power into a form of current that can be applied for industrial purposes. An electric charge is the product of subatomic interactions between particles, such as electrons. A charge will move across any material in which electrons can become excited, and if the necessary conditions are met, the charge will perpetuate itself into an electrical flow, or current. Electricity is typically generated by harnessing other forms of energy output, such as heat from fuel combustion or the kinetic motion of wind and water. Due to its versatility as a power source, electricity has a huge number of uses in the modern world, ranging from mass telecommunications and machinery operation to heating and lighting.

Early power plants relied on water or fossil fuel to generate energy, and many of their basic principles remain in place today, albeit with larger, more complex, and more efficient capabilities. Power storage units, such as batteries and capacitors, have become ubiquitous in energy distribution processes, while electromechanical generators and nuclear power plants produce vast amounts of energy to meet the ever-growing need for electricity.


Harnessing Hydroelectric Power
This article explains how hydroelectric power plants use the motion of water to generate and store electricity.
Hydraulic Power Unit Design and Operation
This article explains the basics of hydraulic power unit design and operational parameters.
Motors for a Hydraulic Power Unit
This article describes the operating principles, such as torque ratings, for electric, diesel, and gasoline motors designed for hydraulic power units.
Neodymium Magnet Applications
This article reviews what neodymium, or NIB, magnets are, and what types of applications they are used in.

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