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Public-images-osm logo.svg generator:method
Eoliennes Gaspesie.jpg
Method by which the energy is generated
Group: Power
Used on these elements
may be used on nodes
should not be used on ways
may be used on areas
may be used on relations
Useful combination
useful tag to combine with power=generator
Status: unspecified

Exhaustive list of possible generator:method=* values
Source / method Description Generator types
2020 stBN powergensource nuclear.svg nuclear fission Generators using fission to produce heat, steam and then electricity PWR, BWR-1 - BWR-6, RBMK-1000, RBMK-1500, VVER, CANDU, CPR-1000, EPR
fusion Generators using nuclear fusion to produce heat and then electricity tokamak, stellarator, ICF, cold-fusion
2020 stBN powergensource wind.svg wind - - horizontal_axis, vertical_axis
2020 stBN powergensource water.svg hydro water-storage Generator producing electricity with turbines fed by water coming from a lake behind a dam francis_turbine, kaplan_turbine, pelton_turbine
water-pumped-storage Generator producing electricity like generator:method=water-storage and additionaly able to pump water from a lower lake to the storage lake when needed. francis_turbine
run-of-the-river Generator producing electricity with turbine using stream of a river (with no storage dam) francis_turbine, kaplan_turbine, pelton_turbine
2020 stBN powergensource water.svg tidal barrage kaplan_turbine
stream horizontal_axis, vertical_axis
2020 stBN powergensource water.svg wave - - -
2020 stBN powergensource water.svg geothermal - - steam_turbine, heat_pump
2020 stBN powergensource sun.svg solar thermal Generator producing hot water/steam with sun power steam_turbine, solar_thermal_collector
photovoltaic Generator producing electicity with sun power solar_photovoltaic_panel
Bahnpirat-power source-coal.svg coal combustion steam_generator ,steam_turbine
Bahnpirat-power source-gas.svg gas combustion gas_turbine, combined_cycle, reciprocating_engine, steam_generator, steam_turbine
Bahnpirat-power source-biofuel.svg biomass combustion steam_generator ,steam_turbine
gasification gas_turbine
Bahnpirat-power source-biofuel.svg biofuel combustion reciprocating_engine, steam_generator
Bahnpirat-power source-biofuel.svg biogas combustion gas_turbine, reciprocating_engine, steam_generator,
Bahnpirat-power source-oil.svg oil combustion steam_generator ,steam_turbine
Bahnpirat-power source-oil.svg diesel combustion reciprocating_engine, steam_generator
Bahnpirat-power source-oil.svg gasoline combustion reciprocating_engine, steam_generator
Bahnpirat-power source-waste.svg waste combustion reciprocating_engine, steam_generator
gasification gas_turbine

Please correct this table if you found any error and add missing values!

See also