Why even CONSIDER solar or wind when you could build a dam or a pipe system and generate the heck out of your electricity with a little, (or a hell of a lot in this case), falling water going one way or the other. Crazy stuff. Seems like tide hydro would be a big deal up here, but it's not done at all.
If we swapped the government of Texas with the government of Maine, it would be hell to pay in both places. The Mainers would seal Texas border and dispose of anyone who wasn't white, trust-funded, or seafaring with a volvo and the Texans would declare a tide war.
Upside: Our host fired a pistol into the salt creek this morning as an alarm clock. Great folks up here in Maine.