Events

Feb 26

Chiara Beckner's Comps Presentation

Students, Faculty, and Staff are invited to attend Chiara's presentation on Tidal Energy.

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
3:10 – 4:10 pm / Olin 141

Chiara Beckner Comps Presentation
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 3:10 pm
Olin 141

The Next Big Wave:  Tidal Energy

Tidal energy, also referred to as tidal power, is a form of hydropower that converts energy produced by tides into useful forms of power – predominately electricity.  Although not yet widely employed, tidal energy has great potential for electricity generation all over the world.  Because the tides depend on the gravitational force of celestial bodies and centrifugal forces, the energy that the tides produce is highly predictable.  In the past, tidal energy has had high production costs.  However, recent technological advances in design and turbine technology open the possibility for tidal energy to be a more practical and readily available energy solution in the future. 

Sponsored by Physics and Astronomy. Contact: Trenne Fields, x4383