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Old 12-01-2019, 11:31 PM   #36 (permalink)
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The problem with tidal power is.....Anything that gets built by man to challenge or harness the seas always gets destroyed by the seas.
I know, right?

My theory is use air, above the water surface, and put the mechanicals on top of that. I guess it comes from visiting the Devil's Punchbowl at Depoe Bay when I was a kid.

The inlet is in the tidal zone very close to low tide. A vault has a large area (like, Wallymart-sized) but not higher than the high tide level.The outlet is small and has subsonic air flow.

For the impound storage version, an hydraulic ram can raise water using the flow around it.
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