“Maine Launches the First Commercial Tidal Power Project in the US!”
Each day, 100 billion tons of water flow in and out of the Bay of Fundy between Maine and Canada with the force of 8,000 locomotives, creating a tidal change of up to 50 feet or more. Now Ocean Renewables Power Company (ORPC) has announced plans to tap this enormous resource by working with The Department of Energy to launch the United States’ first commercial grid-tied tidal power project! The TidGen Cobscook Bay project will generate up to 3 megawatts, which is enough electricity to provide 1,200 Maine homes and businesses with tidal energy.
It’s really inspiring to read about these projects.
Energy is neither loss nor gained but merely changes state. The amount of energy for us to harness on this planet is so much greater than what we can acquire through archaic combustion technologies.
We needed fossil fuel to light the way in what NOT to bring into the future of our energy needs.
I sincerely look forward to when we can entirely let go of fossil fuels as a source of energy. Primarily because it’s a technology that requires oxygen to work.
As it stands now, there’s only one planet that combustion will work.