The Tidal Irrigation and Electrical System

renewable energy, carbon dioxide sink, biodiesel, and food from the ocean


Martin on Apr 12th 2008

The Tidal Irrigation and Electrical System, like any power plant, is composed of other bits of technology. These are detailed in the sub-pages. However, a single line description of the system is this: A TIE System is a hybrid of a tidal barrage (typified by the Tidal Electric company) and an oceanic thermal energy converter (OTEC) with wet biomass collection built into the design.

There are three factors that makes a TIE System unique:

  • The source material for both the biomass and the OTEC, namely deep oceanic water (DOW), is moving under tidal forces and is therefore far more efficient than a system which requires powered pumping.
  • Once constructed, a TIE System will continue to produce food, biomass for bio-diesel, remove carbon dioxide from the environment and generate electricity as long as the system is maintained and the sun and the moon are in the sky.
  • A TIE System becomes ever more efficient as the lagoon grows in size. This means that once it becomes large enough, it will repay its investment. 


This page has the following sub pages.