Tidal Energy, harnessed from moving tides, provides a reliable and dependable power source. The great potential of Tidal Energy is not limited to its reliability but also to the availability of the resource, and the high quantity of beneficiaries.
Despite the many benefits of using Tidal Energy as a renewable source of energy, the uptake is slow compared to other sources. As such, we would like to encourage its growth and development by highlighting Tidal Energy Technologies in this month’s Technologies in the Spotlight.
Below, you will find three technologies that harness energy from movements of tides. All three have technology readiness levels of at least 8, making them readily available for deployment. Check the list below and click their photos to direct you to their pages where you will get more information about the technologies and the innovators behind them.
To provide valuable insights on Ocean Renewable Energy (where tidal energy is a part of) and its huge potential to contribute to a more sustainable future, we invited Dr Mary Ann Q. Franco, a Research Fellow at the Energy Studies Institute, for an interview.