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How does Tidal Power work?



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Amy,

This is a fascinating question. Perhaps you have seen some ideas on this somewhere else. You could use the rise and fall of the sea level to turn electric-generating equipment. The gearing of the equipment would have to be tremendous to turn the very slow motion of the tide into enough displacement to produce energy. A float attached to the equipment would also have to be very large to damp out waves and swells. On the other hand, the action of the waves and swells themselves, used with a reversible turbine might be used to produce electricity.

David Cook



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