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Scotland Plans Tidal Energy Farms

Last post 10-01-2008 5:58 PM by Newsflash. 0 replies.
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  • 10-01-2008 5:58 PM

    Scotland Plans Tidal Energy Farms


    A new renewable energy project has been planned for Scotland to employ a series of tidal energy turbines. The 98 foot tall turbines will be immersed 30 feet below the surface of the ocean in areas with strong tidal currents. The constantly moving water will drive the 66 foot turbine blades slowly enough that they won't hurt marine life. Because of their depth, they won't be a danger to boaters either.

    I have always thought tidal energy would be the next major renewable energy source. Each night, the moon pulls on our oceans and moves massive volumes of water from place to place. It's like a temporary river in the ocean that flows with tremendous speed and power in some places. As long as we have the moon, tides always flow and will never run out of energy. If this works out, it could eventually be adopted to offset much of the world's energy.


     

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