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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,…

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…

What is Tidal Energy? Explained in simple and clear words

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Tidal power is the energy that captures the movement produced in the water by the wind and by the forces of the Sun and the Moon, typically called tides. The energy is obtained through a turbine. The electricity generated by…