Fancy trying a little Lunar Power to crisp your breakfast toast tomorrow?
Thanks to the gravitational pull of the Moon and the Sun,
the Earth’s ocean flows to produce high and low tides.
Put enough turbines in that flow, Worldwide, and you can generate
enough electricity to make everyone toasty.
As non-renewable fuels run out, tomorrow’s energy
has to come from Solar power on sunny days and Lunar
power 24 Hrs in every day of every year.
Is Lunar Power a hydro-electric power?
Yes, but hydro-electric turbines placed in rivers
use collected rainfall, so these depend upon the Sun’s
heat to evaporate water to create rain clouds.
However, turbines under sea water, placed in a good tidal flow, only
rely on the Moon staying exactly where it is.
Is Tidal Power new?
Not really. Before the year 1615, Sir John Carew used tidal power to mill corn and
from 1998, visitors to Carew Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales, have been
able to see the 11 hectares (27 acres) tidal mill pond by the castle and watch the
mill’s reconstructed machinery grind corn.