Tidal energy harnesses fluctuations of the ocean’s tides and currents to generate power. As the tide rises and falls, water moves through turbines, barrages, or fences converting tidal flow into usable electricity. Because water density is greater than air, the power generation from a tidal turbine can far exceed output from a wind turbine and require much less space.
Like wave energy, tides are highly consistent and predictable, proven to enhance baseload to a variety of power systems. The increase of available baseload from tidal or wave energy decreases the need for battery storage and diesel.