Monday, May 25, 2009

Matai Islands Jobs

We have been studying our jobs on the Matai islands I am hydro electricity generator I chose this job as it is a sustainable way of creating electricity for the island. We have been given the opportunity to take 5 items on the island. I have recently finished a topic in science class on electricity so I understand the fundamentals of it all.

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Hydroelectric Power from Dams

Today, most hydroelectric power is generated from dams. Dams build up reservoirs behind them and allow for large potential energy to be developed. The reservoir water is sent through the turbines at the bottom of the dam, maximizing the energy that can be harvested from the water.

The potential power from a dam is based on the formula P = hrk, where P is the theoretical power generation, h is the maximum water height behind the dam, r is the flow rate of water into the turbines, and k is a conversion factor that takes into account system efficiency, acceleration due to gravity, and the density of the water.

I was thinking and I thought when my hydro electric plant is finished I will have barely any work so I have chosen to be a fruit farmer. This will include Growing oranges, lemons, apples and pears I could also make juice out of these. I think I will be a big part of sustainability on the island and growing food and creating electricity is going to be hard work but worthwhile.

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