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Chapter 10, Problem 2E
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Explain why hydroelectric power and wind power are indirect forms of solar energy.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The statement, “Hydroelectric power and wind power are indirect forms of solar energy,” is to be explained.

Concept Introduction:

Hydroelectric power is based upon the concept of evaporation of water and formation of clouds.

Wind power is based upon the generation of wind from the sun’s heating.

Explanation of Solution

Sunlight leads to the evaporation of the water of oceans, rivers, and lakes. The water vapor condenses and forms cloud and ultimately falls as rain on the earth. The water from the mountains flows downwards as rivers. This water is dammed. The dammed water has potential energy stored in it. This potential energy is then converted to electrical energy using turbines on a generator as the water is released downhill from the dam...

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