Tidal Power

Renewable Energy

What exactly is tidal power?

Tidal power, also called tidal energy, is a form of hydropower that converts the energy of tides into useful forms of power-mostly electricity. It has potential for future electricity generation. The tides are more reliable than wind energy and solar power because they are always going- tides are controlled by the moon and we should always have a moon!

How it's renewable

  • It runs off of water which is all natural :)
  • it doesn't take millions of years to be restored
  • it is all green so it makes energy the right way

TIDAL POWER. SAY GOODBYE TO THE OLDNESS AND HELLO TO THE GREEN EARTH!

How it works?

This picture shows you how tidal power works. The tides come in through the basin and go through the barrage. The barrage is pretty much a dam. When the water goes through the barrage the turbines take the energy from the water and the tides are put back into the sea

Examples below

PROS AND CONS OF TIDAL POWER

PROS:
  • Renewable. Requires no fuel.
  • Emission-free
  • Reliable, a plant can last 100 years
  • High efficiency
  • Predictable output
  • Could potentially provide a storm surge barrier.
  • Environmental impacts are local, not global
CONS:
  • Expensive to build
  • Locations are often remote
  • Can change tidal level of surrounding area
  • Impact on fish, marine mammals and birds
  • Disrupts regular tidal cycles
  • Captures dirt, waste and pollution near the coast