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Catching the Currents - Renewable Energy __ News article from Time Magazine - illustrated - From -,28804,1872110_1872133_1872147,00.html

Coast Guard to harness power of tides in project in waters off ... __ "When the generator is installed, it would be the Coast Guard's first move into tidal power, possibly making the station the first federal government building anywhere to utilize tidal power,..." A news item. - From -

Giant Tidal Power Turbines Coming to a Canada Near You __ "Working in partnership with the Canadian company Minas Basin Pulp and Power, UK tidal power developers, Marine Current Turbines will demonstrate and deploy a 1.5MW tidal generator that will be connected to the Nova Scotia power grid." An exciting story. - illustrated - From -

Peak Energy: Tidal Power In The Bay Of Fundy __ "The Amherst Citizen has an article on a planned new tidal power development in the Bay Of Fundy - Tidal turbines expected to be in by fall 09." News article - From -

Severn Barrage __ "The Severn Barrage is the name of a number of ideas for building a barrage from the English coast to the Welsh coast over the Severn tidal estuary. Ideas for damming or barraging the Severn estuary (and Bristol Channel) have existed since the 19th century."  An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia -    

Tidal Energy Use Pros and Cons __ Good article about reasons for and against. - From -


Tidal Energy | Pros for Wave and Tidal Power __ "Tidal power is non-polluting, reliable and predictable.Tidal barrages, undersea tidal turbines - like wind turbines but driven by the sea - and a variety of machines harnessing undersea currents are under development. Unlike wind and waves, tidal currents are entirely predictable."  This and many other reasons for tidal power given. - From -

Tidal power __ "Tidal power, sometimes called tidal energy, is a form of hydropower that converts the energy of tides into electricity or other useful forms of power."  An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia -

Tidal Power __ A commercial site jam-packed with information. - illustrated - From -

Tidal power: Charting its history and future in Maine __ "In fact, tidal power increasingly is attracting industrial, governmental and public attention as an important alternative energy source. It is not a new idea for Maine. As far back as Colonial times, there were small tidal-powered gristmills dotting our coast."  Learn about Maine's search for alternative energy sources. - From -


Tidal Power - Generating electricity from tidal currents __ A good introduction to tidal power. "Tidal energy is produced through the use of tidal energy generators. These large underwater turbines are placed in areas with high tidal movements, ..." - illustrated - From -

Tidal power gets modern in France __ "The country that built the first tidal plant in the 60s is getting a pilot project from EDF, which plans to put turbines off the coast of Brittany." A good article with links to related materials. - From - 

Tidal Power - How Tidal Power Plants Work __ An overview of methods and technology. "The energy potential of tidal basins is large The energy potential of tidal basins is large the largest facility, the La Rance station in France, generates 240 megawatts of power." - illustrated - From -


Tidal Power - New Source of Hydro Energy __ "Tidal energy has been used since the seventh century A.D., with the aid of tide mills. These mills were formed using storage ponds that were filled when tides came in and then slowly emptied when tides went out."  Good overview and links to related subjects. - illustrated - From -

Tidal Power US __ An introduction to the newest renewable energy technology and its application in the United States. Navigate the site with the almost unnoticeable links found at the top.  - From -




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