The Anonymous Widower

Will We Get A Tidal Power Station At Swansea?

I ask the question after reading about the proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon in the Sunday Times.

I like it, as it doesn’t have the problems of one of my favourite energy developments; the Severn Barrage.

It would appear to be fairly simple, have a sound economic case, the backing of the locals and doesn’t seem to annoy those that love birds more than energy.

It also has some other advantages.

If it works, it can serve as a prototype for other schemes around the UK and the world.

They don’t say whether the sea wall could be used to support wind turbines and whether the generators could be reversed to create some pumped storage facility, but on a quick perusal of the project, it could be an ideal platform on which to mount other zero carbon technologies.

December 22, 2013 - Posted by | World | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Sorry Mate but the French have been doing this for years and nothing seems to have come out of it so I supose there must be some technical problem as to why it has never taken off all over the World.

    Comment by George Bell | December 24, 2013 | Reply

    • I was told why the French system isn’t any good by those at Frederick Snow. But it is either unrepeatable for a number of reasons or wrong. But there must be something wrong as why are there so few tidal power stations.

      I’ve just found this about the largest tidal power station in the world.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sihwa_Lake_Tidal_Power_Station

      It’s in Korea.

      Comment by AnonW | December 24, 2013 | Reply


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