Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Scientists Can Explain Things And Actually Do Things As Well

"Tide goes in, tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. You can’t explain that. You can’t explain why the tide goes in." - Bill O'Reilly

Atlantis Resources: Pure Play Ocean Power:

MeyGen, the world’s largest tidal stream energy project has been under development off the coast of Scotand.  It is a distinctive location where tidal action reaches up to five meters per second.  Atlantis is will supply the underwater turbines for the 400-megawatt project, which has received regulatory consent.  Total estimated project cost is near £51 million (US$75 million).

The United Kingdom has been particularly supportive of tidal power development because of the particularly dynamic ocean around the island nation.  The UKDepartment of Energy & Climate Change calculated that wave and tidal energy could supply as much as 20% of UK electricity needs if efficient tidal turbines were in place.  The UK government has provided £10 million (US$14.5 million) in the form of a grant to support the MeyGen project.
Tidal power, also called tidal energy, is a form of hydropower that converts the energy obtained from tides into useful forms of power, mainly electricity.

Although not yet widely used, tidal power has potential for future electricity generation. Tides are more predictable than wind energy and solar power. Among sources of renewable energy, tidal power has traditionally suffered from relatively high cost and limited availability of sites with sufficiently high tidal ranges or flow velocities, thus constricting its total availability. However, many recent technological developments and improvements, both in design (e.g. dynamic tidal power, tidal lagoons) and turbine technology (e.g. new axial turbines, cross flow turbines), indicate that the total availability of tidal power may be much higher than previously assumed, and that economic and environmental costs may be brought down to competitive levels.
The poet, the physician, The farmer, the scientist,
The magician and the other so-called Gods of our legends.
Though Gods they were -
And as the elders of our time choose to remain blind
Let us rejoice
And let us sing
And dance and ring in the new Hail Atlantis!

Way down below the ocean where I wanna be she may be,
Way down below the ocean where I wanna be she may be...

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