Tidal Power

Australian Greenhouse Office, Australian Cooperative Research Centre For Renewable Energy Ltd

This Australian site explains how the gravitational effects of the sun and moon create ocean tides and how tidal energy can be harnessed to generate electricity. The site provides examples of power generating systems and how they work, including illustrations and photographs of different types of tidal turbines and tidal fences. A brief section addresses the constraints of tidal power generation, including the ecological ramifications. The site also features links to a tidal energy fact sheet and utility corporations currently using tidal energy to generate power.

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