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Contest #143

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June 18th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 5 comments

Contest #142 answer: Barrage de la Rance, France

At the mouth of the River Rance, near Saint-Malo in France lies the ‘Barrage de la Rance‘, the first tidal power station in the world.

barrage-de-la-rance

Driven by the force of the tidal flow the 24 turbines of this contraption can generate as much as 600 GWh annually, all generated by the tidal difference which is an average 8 metres (26 ft).

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Those who caused some sparks from the water:

  • Pascal Gilbraith
  • Michael T
  • BroderUlf
  • John at Dreamwidth
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • David Kozina
  • Andy M, USA
  • Taliesin
  • Paul Franson
  • Exsanguinator

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