Question: Is tidal power energy widely accepted in today’s society?
Answer: This is a bit of a difficult question to answer because it depends on what you mean by “accepted.” If you’re asking about whether people acknowledge it as a possible source of energy then the answer is yes, most people (who think about energy production at all) acknowledge that tidal energy is a viable energy source. However, the answer is a bit different if you’re asking about whether or not people accept that it should be used or not.
To start you have to deal with people who own beach front property where tidal energy could be utilized. There is very much a “not in my backyard” mentality when it comes to this. No one wants to look out their beach house window to a view of a large tidal energy plant.
In addition to this there is a large development cost associated with tidal energy. This is a major hurdle for many people, particularly investors, who want to see immediately profitable energy rather than waiting 10-15 years just to break even on their investments with no guarantee that they won’t be bogged down by maintenance issues and so on since this is a new technology that isn’t widely used.
Other questions related to tidal energy:
- How much electricity does tidal power generate?
- How efficient is tidal power?
- Does tidal power slow earth rotations?
- How does a tidal energy generator produce electricity?
- How does a tidal power station generate electricity?
- Is tidal power energy widely accepted in today’s society?
- What is the tidal power resource?
- What are the disadvantages of tidal energy?