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Energy and Power Generation Handbook: Established and Emerging Technologies
Editor
K. R. Rao
K. R. Rao
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ISBN:
9780791859551
No. of Pages:
708
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2011

Power generation from waves and tidal currents is a nascent industry with the potential to make globally significant contributions to renewable energy portfolios. Further development and deployment of the related, immature technologies present opportunities to benignly tap large quantities of renewable energy; however, such development and deployment also present numerous engineering, economic, ecological, and sociological challenges. A complex research, development, demonstration, and deployment environment must be skillfully navigated if wave and tidal power are to make significant contributions to national energy portfolios during the next several decades.

13.1 Introduction
13.2 The Resource
13.3 Engineering Challenges and Opportunities
13.4 Sociological and Economic factors
13.5 Ecological Considerations
13.6 Summary
13.7 Acronyms
13.8 References
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