Tidal Power:

Pros and Cons

Description

Generators create tidal energy by having large turbines placed underwater in high tide areas. This is one way to produce electricity.

How It's Renewable

  • Requires No Fuel
  • Doesn't Take Millions Of Years To Be Created
  • Runs Off Of Ocean Water Which Is All Natural

Examples

Pros

  • Consistent Power
  • Pollution Free
  • Efficient

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Difficult To Access
  • Affects Water Life & Birds

Fun Facts

  • Grain mills were powered by mechanical energy harnessed from tidal power
  • Tidal energy is a type of hydropower
  • It will never run out of tides to produce energy
  • The United States had no tidal plants