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Alaska turns to tidal power

Miami-based Ocean Renewable announced plans to test its tidal power generator prototype in Knik Arm, Alaska.

The generator works similarly to a wind turbine. The tide causes lift, which turns the blades, spinning the generator. Much of the research in the last few years done on wind has been used to advance tidal energy. Supporters say tidal power is more reliable than wind. EARTH TIMES

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