Picture a beautiful morning at the beach, featuring brilliant sunshine, freshening breezes, and a rising tide.
It gets even better when you think about the fact that the fresh breezes and sunshine also provide us with wind generated electricity and solar power.
Then comes The Tide.
All The Tide does is pause, turn around, and go the other way for a while, before returning unutilized.
Why have we made so much progress in Solar and Wind, while The Tide is widely ignored?
The Tide is the most powerful engine on Earth, yet we benefit very little from this awesome power.
There are a number of reasons why, but the bottom line is, Tidal Power looks too complex for profitability.
Shoreline Earth is about to change that.
I've designed an amazingly simple Tidal Power generator.
Shoreline Earth Tidal Power Generator #1 will produce 5Mw, at an installed cost of less than $1 million/Mw.
#1 will sit on the bottom, consistently producing 5Mw, operating silently, out of sight, out of mind, powered by the slow, steady speed of the incoming and outgoing tide.
Accepted thinking says this low velocity, high density flow will not effectively drive a generator.
Damn the prevailing wisdom, slow speed ahead!