|The steam engine is still used in the most modern power plants. 80% of the world's electricity is generated by steam power. What has changed, however, is the use of huge steam turbines that have replaced pistons in steam engines. The energy of coal, sunlight, biomass, wind or nuclear energy is used to generate steam to drive a turbine. The turbine, which has been put into motion, generates electricity via a synchronous turbogenerator.|
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Press releases • Aug 16, 2019 14:47 CEST
Exactly 250 years ago the patent of James Watt's “separate condenser” was introduced. The invention improved steam engines and revolutionized the world. 50 years later, the ingenious inventor, James Watt, died. 2019 is therefore a special anniversary year and the right time to pay tribute to one of the greatest inventors of all time.