Tidal Energy Offers a New Source of Renewable Energy
For a long time, tidal energy has offered the promise of a new form of renewable energy. The estimates of global potential vary, but it is widely agreed that tidal stream energy could exceed 120 GW globally, if the right technologies can be commercialised.
The global tidal energy industry has made significant progress over the last decade. Around a dozen experimental turbine designs have been generating electricity in Scotland, Wales, Canada, China, France and Japan, many of them supplying power to local communities.