Hydro-electric machine - definition of Hydro-electric machine by The Free Dictionary
|(Physics) ||an apparatus invented by Sir William Armstrong of England for generating electricity by the escape of high-pressure steam from a series of jets connected with a strong boiler, in which the steam is produced.|
See also: Hydro-electric
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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A power station could use its steam turbines or engines to drive the pumps directly to raise the water between two local reservoirs, the electricity then being generated by tried-and-tested (and very efficient) hydro-electric machines
are superior in virtually every way to the sprawl of wind turbines.