General Science of the Day
How is tidal energy used to generate electricity? (FAQ for Marine)

The tidal range between flood and ebb is just like the drop of water level in hydraulic power generation; by transforming potential energy into kinetic energy to push the turbine, power is thereby generated. In order to generate electricity, the ideal location needs to be found where there is a higher tidal range. For instance, at the middle of Taiwan west coast, the tidal range is much larger. If one were thinking of using tidal power to generate electricity by building a dam or by other construction means, he would need to take the economic issues into consideration to examine if it is worthwhile or not.

Report on Sunspot Observations
General Info of the Day
Date 2018-01-21
Moon Phase of the Day
Astronomy phenomenon Neptune in conjunction with Moon
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