Looking to the ocean for energy
The advantage with tidal power is that it is an entirely predictable source of power, unlike wind power which relies on when the wind blows.
April 20, 2006
by Susan Sandys
in The Ashburton Guardian
A letter to the editor of a Christchurch newspaper two-and-a-half years ago spurred the merging of two minds to come up with a plan to meet the country’s power needs.
Scientist David Beach of Applied Physics Limited in Christchurch, wrote to the newspaper about the potential of tidal power generation. Engineer Chris Bathurst, who also runs his own business in Christchurch – Solvent Rescue Limited – saw the letter and gave David a call.
The pair have since been working on a plan which they say in future has the potential to meet the country’s electricity needs, and were in... [continue via Web link]