The search for clean energy solutions continues. The artist’s rendering above depicts the world’s largest tidal hydroelectric plant to be built at Lake Sihwa on the South Korean peninsula. The project has an estimated budget of $250 million. Tidal water flow in and out of the man-made lake provide a steady, renewable source of hydroelectric power. The alternative energy installation will create annual production of 543GWh of electric energy, improve the water quality of the lake by the circulation of 60B tons of seawater per year and create minimal emissions. The project is expected to reach completion in 2009.

International hydro-power company, VA Tech Hydro, will handle the installation and Pennsylvania based, Matcor, will provide cathode corrosion protection, a key component of any undersea power installation.

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