Mark Martin and Dimond Witcher
Description of Tidal Energy
Tidal energy plants capture the energy in the changing tides. A low dam (barrage), is built across an inlet. The barrage has one-way gates that lets incoming flood tide enter the inlet. When the tide turns, the water flows out of the inlet through huge turbines built into the barrage, and then it produces electricity.
Tidal energy is the most useful source of energy from the ocean today and for the future.
Love Tidal Energy because its the future.
This is a picture of a tidal energy
Renewable or Nonrenewable?
3 Useful facts :
It could lower construction costs.
- Protect the environment.
- The tidal energy plants have reported no major environmental problems.
- In United States there is only a few places where tidal energy could be produced economically.
In 2012, Maine had the country's first commercial tidal power system connected to the grid. It is at the Bay of Fundy and it could eventually power 2,000 homes. The oldest and largest tidal plant (LaRance in France) has been producing electricity since 1966.