Tidal energy is not a very popular energy source, but has immense potential of becoming one in the near future. Tidal energy can be generated in two ways, tidal stream generators or by barrage generation. The power created through tidal generators is generally environmental friendly and causes less impact on established ecosystems. It is similar to the wind energy. Tidal energy is the only form of energy that derives directly from the motions of the Earth-Moon system. The tidal forces produced by the Moon-Sun in combination with Earth’s rotation are responsible for the tides.
Related Societies: American Wind Energy Association, Citizen Partnerships for Offshore Wind (CPOW), European Wind Energy Association, Global Wind Energy Council, World Wind Energy Association, World Council for Renewable Energy, Geothermal Energy Association.