Tidal energy comes from the Earth’s rotation and the gravitational pull of the Moon and Sun on the world’s oceans forcing the water back and forth.
The movement of the tide is a source of clean, renewable energy that can be turned into electricity.
Tidal power is also far more predictable than wind and solar power. We can predict the movement of the tides today, tomorrow, and in 500 years from tomorrow. Predictable, and reliable.
The potential of tidal energy has always been there. But this technology is relatively new. And it has never operated in such a potent testing ground as the Bay of Fundy until fall 2009.
Tidal energy is renewable and predictable. It may contribute significantly to the world’s energy requirements.