Tidal Energy  comes from energy generated from the Tides in the sea.

 

Tides are generated due to Gravitational Pull of moon the spinning earth.

It causes high and low tides to form.

And the difference in sea levels gives us tidal energy.

 

How is Tidal Energy produced?

Tidal Energy is harnessed by constructing a dam across a narrow opening to the sea.

A turbine fixed at the top of the dam converts Tidal Energy to Electricity

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Advantages of Tidal Energy

 

Disadvantages of Tidal Energy

There are very few places where we can construct such a dam

The electricity generated form such a dam is not much



  1. Class 10
  2. Chapter 14 Class 10 - Sources of Energy

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