Category: Tidal Energy

Top 7 examples of renewable energy sources

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Renewable energy sources are those obtained from inexhaustible natural resources on a human scale. This can be caused either because the sources are limitless (the Sun, wind, etc.) or because the natural resource has the capacity to regenerate itself naturally…

4 most relevant tidal power generation methods

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Tidal power is a form of marine power. The power of the rise and fall of the sea level can be harnessed to generate electricity. There are only a few commercial tidal power plants operating in the world. The oldest one is located in La…

Where is tidal energy used?

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Tidal energy is a sustainable source of energy that has been used for many years worldwide. The principle of tidal energy is based on capturing the movement produced in the water by the tides. This is achieved by using turbines which…

Case study of Tidal Power Plant: The SeaGen project

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The SeaGen project is a tidal energy project located in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland and developed jointly by the UK Government and private investors. The unique design and location of the SeaGen project allows capture of the maximum amount of tidal energy…

Tidal Power in Scotland, an opportunity to harness sustainable energy

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Edinburgh and Oxford University professors have estimated that about 25% of Europe’s tidal energy resources are in Scotland’s coastal areas. These areas have the potential to generate vast quantities of tidal, wind and wave power. It has also been said that tidal…

The early history of tidal energy projects

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The idea of using the energy of the tides is not new. Tidal mills were built in France, Spain and Portugal as early as the twelfth century. A mill powered partially by tidal energy was built at Port-Royal, Nova Scotia,…

What is marine current power?

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Marine current power is a form of marine energy that can be obtained from very different origins such as wind, tides, difference in density, salinity gradients (osmotic power) or temperature (OTEC). Independently of the origin of the currents, they all…

The Rance Tidal Power Station

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River Rance mouth in the Atlantic French coast hosts the Rance tidal power station. During 45 years Rance tidal power station was the largest of the world. Since its first operation in 1.967 until 2.011 (when the Sihwa Lake Korean…

Tidal energy in the world

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The tidal energy is present in the world since decades. From 1950’s the evolution of this source of energy has been slow but constant. The largest tidal power station in the world is located in the west coast of South…

Tidal Power: Advantages and Disadvantages

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Tidal power captures the movement of the water generated by tides. This is sustainable energy source with a huge unused potential. Tidal power will be among the renewable energy sources growing more in the next decade according to the expert’s…