A source of infinite energy from the seas
The power of the tides represents a nearly untapped source of clean energy. As the energy density of water compared to wind is 800 times higher, power generation is much more efficient. Additionally, the energy yield of an ocean power plant is highly precisely predictable and thus enhances the planning security in electricity output, as tidal currents are determined by the gravity of the moon and the sun. Therefore ocean power plants can be installed wherever ebb and flood generate strong currents.
This global availability leads to an estimated output potential of 800 Terawatt hours per year – an amount of electricity, which is enough to supply 250 million households with clean energy.