Tidal energy

Use the tides!

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What is Tidal energy?

Tidal power converts tides into energy using oceanic tides coming in and out, and is more predictable than wind or solar, as the tide keeps going, regardless of cloud cover or wind speed, and because tide is caused by the moon, you can expect tidal power to be reliable, and occur at the same time every day.

Tidal Energy uses very similar materials as wind farms, such as copper, steel, etc.

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Types of Tidal energy:

There are three types of Tidal Energy: Tidal Streams, Tidal Barrages, and Tidal Lagoons.
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Pros:

Tidal Energy is more powerful and can produce more power than wind, because water is denser than air, and is less of an eyesore to citizens, and has a higher efficiency rate (80%)

Creating Tidal power farms is the same as making a wind farm, only it's underwater. It doesn't require any new technology to be created.

The blades spin slow enough so as not to hurt marine live.

Cons:

While Tidal energy is great, it is more expensive to put in place and can disrupt the tide, based on the amount of turbines and their size. Also, states like South Dakota cannot use Tidal power because it is not a coastal state, so most of the US can not use it.

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By Joy Warne & Max Silvernagel

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Use the tides!

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