Global installed tidal range capacity and projects by country 2016

This statistic displays the installed capacity and consented projects worldwide for tidal power as of 2016, by country. During this time, China had some 4,100 megawatts of installed tidal power capacity. Energy from tidal range occurs from the rise and fall of tides.

Installed capacity and consented projects for tidal range energy worldwide in 2016, by country

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Release date

April 2017



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Supplementary notes

* Salinity gradients are derived from salinity differences between fresh and saltwater at river mouths.
** OTEC: ocean thermal energy conversion, is derived from temperature differences between solar energy stored as heat in upper ocean layers and colder sea water.

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