Wave and tidal energy Features for June 2004

Wave and tidal energy Features Archive

Tidal turbines harness the power of the sea

Just as there were once 10 000 windmills across Europe, countless water mills helped power the rural economy and then the industrial revolution. And, just as reinforced plastics have supported the 21st century reincarnation of windmills as wind turbines, so they are beginning to contribute to the next likely large-scale commercial renewable energy source – water current power.