Renewable. Nonpolluting. It works in the dark, unlike solar power. And in a calm, unlike wind power. reconcept's floating tidal power station is gearing up to go on grid in Nova Scotia, Canada.
It is an extraordinary project - these floating tidal power plants, deployed in the Canadian Bay of Fundy, where the tidal range is the highest in the world at 13 to 16 metres.
The great advantage of tidal power plants is their predictability. While solar and wind energy depend on the weather, tidal power plants are able to supply electricity around the clock, 365 days a year. Because as long as the moon orbits the earth, there will be tidal energy - predictable and thus calculable. This makes them interesting in terms of energy policy and also an attractive investment project.