Generation of Tidal Energy

Tides are caused due to the periodic rise and fall of ocean waters produced by the attraction of the moon and the sun. This rise and fall of ocean waters produce a large amount of energy known as tidal energy. Generation of Tidal Energy is discussed below

Generation of Tidal Energy

  • The tidal energy is harnessed by constructing a tidal barrage.
  • During high tide, the seawater flows into the reservoir of the barrage and turns the turbine which in turn produces electricity by rotating generators.
  • The reverse process takes place during the low tide. The seawater stored in barrage reservoirs flows out into the sea. During this process, the flowing water turns the turbines.
  • In India, the prospective site for exploiting tidal energy are the Gulf of Kutch, Cambay, and Sunderbans. Other suitable sites are located near Lakshadweep Islands and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.


Conventional Sources of Energy

Coal is an important mineral in India. It occurs as a sedimentary rock in association with carbonaceous shale, sandstone, and fine clay. Coal was formed by the decomposition of large land plants and trees buried under the Earth about 300 million years ago. Read more

Non-Conventional Sources of Energy

Non-conventional sources of energy are also known as renewable or alternative sources of energy. These resources have been developed in the recent past as an alternative to conventional or non-renewable sources of energy. Some examples are wind energy, solar energy, geothermal energy, tidal energy, and biogas. Non-conventional resources are known as energy resources of the future. Read more

Water Resources

India is a land of many rivers, lakes, lagoons, and ponds. These resources account for 4% of the world’s water resources. In India, water is mainly used for drinking, irrigation, household, and industrial purposes. Read more

Industries in India

The opening of the Tata Iron and Steel Company in Jamshedpur in 1907 was an important event in the history of industrialization in India. At present, India is the fifth-largest producer of crude steel in the world. Read more

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