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How tidal energy could help Japan with its nuclear power problem

After the tsunami: how tidal energy could help Japan with its nuclear power problem, The Conversation,  Simon Waldman, Most of the new renewable energy available in 2030 is likely to be solar and wind, along with existing hydropower, but some contribution from the tides is possible. To this end, a zone in the Goto Islands of Nagasaki Prefecture has been designated for tidal energy development, and a cluster of companies plans to install the first turbine in 2019. This project will be of the tidal stream type, where underwater turbines are placed in the free flow without any dam or barrage, similar to the MeyGen projectin Scotland……
If the relatively small-scale development in Goto is a success, it could act as a proving ground and a springboard, leading to the use of tidal energy in other locations all over Japan. And for a country ambivalent about its return to dependence on nuclear power, additional contributions from renewable energy will be welcome. https://theconversation.com/after-the-tsunami-how-tidal-energy-could-help-japan-with-its-nuclear-power-problem-89106

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January 12, 2018 - Posted by | Japan, renewable

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