EPS 102 Tidal Power presentation

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/10/10 Tidal Power Atif Saleem EPS 102 Spring 2009
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2/10/10 Tidal Power? Generating power (like electricity) from the energy of tides. Evidence of the earliest tidal power was from Northern Ireland by means of a tide mill. The first official tidal power plant was built on the Rance River in France in 1966.
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2/10/10 Tides When Earth’s sea surface rises periodically. Gravitational and inertial bulges. High tides and low tides: semidiurnal and diurnal. Spring tides, and neap tides.
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2/10/10 Turbines, mostly.
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Unformatted text preview: (and barrages, tidal lagoons). 2/10/10 Benefits Predictable: http://sfports.wr.u sgs.gov/ Free power. Low operating costs. Dont pollute the atmosphere. Renewable. 2/10/10 Cons Less than 1% of Earths needs. Marine life disruption. Increased tidal friction= slow Earths rotation. Could be more expensive than other renewable energy sources. 2/10/10 The Future of Tidal Power Plans to build tidal energy plants are in the UK, Russia, and China....
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