This Structure Uses the Ocean Tide to Generate Clean Electricity

By: Katherine Pendrill - Oct 22, 2015
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The 'Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Project' is a ground-breaking initiative that aims to use the ebb and flow of the ocean tide to generate clean energy. When it comes to clean energy initiatives, these man-made structures do not always take design into consideration. This artificial lagoon manages to combine a water power system with stunning architectural design.

The man-made lagoon will be located in the Welsh city of Swansea. The structure itself is designed to harness the power of the coastal ocean tide in order to generate clean energy. In total, the water power system will be able to energy electricity for more than 150,000 homes. In order to generate this massive amount of energy, the lagoon will be outfitted with strategically placed turbines that make the most out of the water's controlled movement.

Aside from the ability to provide a renewable source of energy, the lagoon is also shaping up to be an architectural marvel. The structure will feature a stunning visitor center, complete with a layered pools rising up from the rocks.