Tide Power

Tide power is a ecology efficient means of capaturing energy created as waters moves in the oceans currents and tides.  Currently there are two methods to capture tide energy: (1) Kinetic energy, is energy created when water is moving in waters and oceans.  In order to capture this energy one needs the use of turbines that produces energy when they spin.  So for example, if you place turbines at areas where you have high speeds of water that move into rivers or bays, you can generate free energy.  People have used this kind of energy for a long time.  If you recall in Europe during the castle ages, and you have water wheels in the rivers that rotate to produce grain.  China is another country that has harraness this power back in the Ming Dynasty.  So the technology is not new.  Its how efficient and cost effective we can produce the energy today that is causing us to take another peek at the opportunity.

 

Offshore turbines

In our constant quest to harness tide energy, researcher at the University of Wages have come up with the idea of manufacturing under water turbines that rotate as the water tides moves back and forth.  The key is to find a way to position the turbine in the optimal position where the tide can rotate the turbines to generate free electricity.  The other thing that researcher will have to figure out is how to position and hold the turbines in the center of the ocean.  Most likely it will have to use concrete blocks that are dropped to the bottom of the sea which can then serve as the platform for the turbines.