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Tidal Energy

Does your community want to work together to save fossil fuels?

If you live near the ocean waters, switching to tidal energy may be an option for you.
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What is Tidal Energy?

Tidal energy is a renewable energy source produced by the surge of ocean waters during the rise and fall of tides.

Working Progress

Since tidal energy is so new, engineers are trying to make improvements to the generators by increasing the amount of energy they produce, decreasing the environmental impact, and finding a way to earn a profit for energy.

Why is tidal energy better than wind energy?

Because water is much more dense than air, tidal energy is more powerful than wind energy. Unlike wind, tides are predictable and stable. Tidal energy generators produce a steady, reliable stream of electricity.

How does it work?

Most of the time turbines are placed in tidal streams, which are fast-flowing bodies of water created by tides. A turbine is a machine that takes energy from a flow of fluid which can be air (wind) or liquid (water).

Turbines are most effective in shallow water. It produces more energy and allows ships to navigate around the turbines.


The generator's turbine blades also turn slowly, which helps marine life avoid getting caught in the system.

Tidal energy helps reduce carbon emissions and global warming.

It can bring significant economic benefits.

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Each turbine will cost about $2,770,000. The machines are large and disrupt the tide they are trying to harness, so it is complicated to place the turbines in the tidal streams. The impact on the environment could be severe.