Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Time To Use It, Tidal Energy

Assalammualakum wbt.

Tidal energy is a form of hydro-power that converts the energy obtained from tides into useful forms of power, mainly electricity. It is not yet widely used but it has potential for future electricity generation because it is more predictable than the wind and the sun.

1. Predictable Energy Source:
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Large amount of water moves in predictable patterns. This make it easier to harness the energy that generated by the tides because we can predict the tides as far as years ahead

2. Inexhaustible Source of Energy:

Tides will never run out anytime soon. they are controlled by the gravitational pull between the Earth, Sun and Moon. This means that as long as our Earth is being orbited by the Moon, the tides will continue to be there to produce energy and generate electricity

3. 100% Green:

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There are zero carbon emissions used while producing electricity from tidal energy, making it an energy source that doesn't negatively affect the global environment. By the way, tidal energy can last for a very long time. Tidal energy plants are very simple and made of durable and simple materials that can withstand the time very well


1. Limited Locations:
There are very few ocean shores that are suitable for the construction of a tidal energy. Research has shown that only around 20 areas in the entire world would work to harness tidal energy.

2. High Construction Costs:

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Expensive equipment are necessary to build a tidal energy plant. For your information, it is projected that tidal power will be commercially profitable within 2020 with better technology and larger scales.

3. Marine Life Effects:
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The mounting of the turbines could greatly interrupt the habitats of marine life. It also will prevent natural movements of species.


Tidal Barrage:
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These work rather like a hydro-electric scheme, except that the dam is much bigger. a huge barrage is built across a river estuary. When the tide goes in and out, the water flows through tunnels in the dam. The ebb and the flow of the tides can be used to turn a turbine or it can be used to push air through a pipe which then turns a turbine. Large lock gates like the ones used on canals, allow ships to pass.

Tidal Stream Generator:

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This machine extracts kinetic energy from moving masses of water, tides in particular. These machines look like underwater wind turbines called as well,tidal turbines moved by the masses of water which move during the tide.

Dynamic Tidal Power:
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This is a new and untested method of tidal power generation. It would involve creating large dam-like structure extending from the coast straight to the ocean with a perpendicular barrier at the far end, forming a large 'T' shape.

Renewable energy,better future
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  1. Tenaga baru yang lebih baik rupanya. Info menarik ni

  2. Tidal piwer generation..akak kerja kat malakoff macam2 power jumpa..hehehe...yg ni lebih kurang sama ngan project kitorang...

  3. I'm afraid that I'm going to blog this because the technology is too high in this and can not be reasonably likely to be a reference to those with good info.

  4. wah macam belajar sains pulak😂 nice info!

  5. interesting to read. now bring me back to Science :D

  6. So clear information! I have been looking for this info lately

  7. ni first time dngar tidal. ke kita yang tak aware? btw, before ths kita pernah jadi part time as volunteer for UM Cares, UM. So tau gak skit2 mcm mana nak sustain energy. and this is good info!

    1. It's not a popular alternative energy source so it's not surprising that some of us didn't know or aware of it.

  8. Interesting. lately ni banyak info baru sis dapat , this one pun new to me bro

  9. Hee...bring me to memory lane...
    Masa dulu ada subject renewable energy...n yes tidal power is one of the renewable n green power that i learnt...
    Rindunya nak belajar lagi...
    Btw thnx for the nice info

  10. very interesting content, brings me back to what I learn in high school. thanks for the memories!

  11. info baru berkaitan hal hal tenaga ni..thansk for sharing!