• Question: Electricity is the best invention, so what interests you in wave and tidal currents with it?

    Asked by caitlhan to David on 14 Jun 2011.
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      David Ingram answered on 14 Jun 2011:

      We can convert the motions of the water in waves and the flowing tide to mechanical energy. This can be passed through a generator to make electricity (or to run pumps to desalinate water). In the UK we have lots of waves and quite a bit of very strong tidal currents so we should use them