Main electricity source in 2060?

woensdag 13 april 2011

Tidal power

Now a form of energy that is less known: generating electricity through tidal waves.
The moon exerts huge energy on the oceans. But we don't really use it on a significant scale to tap this energy. It is a form of hydro power. See this vid:
We should  invest more in research into this type of energy. There are plenty of places in the world where this can be done and it can be a welcome source of energy in the 'green mix': a combination of renewable energy sources, like wind, solar, hydro and other sources.

11 opmerkingen:

  1. Interesting read mate. Hopefully with a mix of renewable energy sources we can ween ourselves off fossil fuel

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  2. Going green is a good action to take! Thanks for the read!

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  3. I would love this type of hydro power. Oregon was going to have a plant built, but a bunch of hippies protested and it was never done. I think it would have been awesome though.

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  4. There are interesting applications of this, but this energy won't be available for most places

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  5. Hmm, tidal wave isn't very reliable seeing as you can't put it anywhere you want, but the tide is constant so I suppose it's sustainable.

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  6. Im involved in sustainable design, tidal could be a great way to go.

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  7. Can this be profitably harnessed and in large scale? Come check me out, alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  8. This could be a solution indeed :)

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  9. this is a great idea, and there are so many places where it could be done!

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