Harnessing the hydrokinetic resource
A predictable, carbon-free and sustainable resource
With the increasing awareness of the repercussions of climate change and the political understanding of the urgent necessity to take environmental responsibilities, marine renewable energies have been called lately to the forefront of the energy mix of tomorrow.
Tidal turbines harness the energy of marine currents created by the gravitational attraction of the Moon and the Sun. As a result, several significant advantages can be bestowed on this source of energy:
- unlimited and everlasting source of clean power;
- reliable and predictable resource, allowing a precise estimation of the available energy;
- a worldwide distribution of the resource close to the shorelines.