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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Ocean Energy Tide and Tidal Power / [electronic resource] :
Type EBOOK
Author Charlier, Roger H.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Finkl, Charles W.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2009
Call Number GC1-1581
ISBN 9783540779322
Subjects Geography. ; Geology, economic. ; Oceanography. ; Renewable energy sources. ; Engineering economy.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-77932-2
Collation XII, 262 p. online resource.
Notes
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Poseidon to the Rescue: Mining the Sea for Energy-A Sustainable Extraction -- Medieval Engineering that Lasted -- The Riddle of the Tides -- Dreams and Realities -- The Anatomy of the Rance River TPP -- Harnessing the Tides in America -- Improvements, Adjustments, Developments -- Current from Tidal Current -- Environment and Economics. Engineers' dreams and fossil energy replacement schemes can come true. Man has been tapping the energy of the sea to provide power for his industries for centuries. Tidal energy combined with that of waves and marine winds rank among those most successfully put the work. Large scale plants are capital intensive but smaller ones, particularly built in China, have proven profitable. Since the initiation of the St Malo project in France, similar projects have gone into active service where methods have been devised to cut down on costs, new types of turbines developed and cost competitiveness considerably improved. Tidal power has enormous potential. The book reviews recent progress in extracting power from the ocean, surveys the history of tidal power harnessing and updates a prior publication by the author.