A review of progress on ocean energies

A review of progress on ocean energies

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The book chapter presents a review of ocean energy technologies. Areas covered include: wave energy; tidal and current energy; thermal and salinity gradient systems; offshore wind and marine solar energies.

Chapter Contents:

  • 1.1 A risky business
  • 1.2 In the beginning
  • 1.3 Shocks to the system
  • 1.4 The challenge of ocean energy
  • 1.5 Technology Readiness Levels
  • 1.6 Wave energy – TRL 7
  • 1.7 Tidal and current energy
  • 1.7.1 Tidal range – TRL 9
  • 1.7.2 Tidal stream – TRL 8
  • 1.8 Thermal and salinity gradient systems
  • 1.8.1 Ocean thermal energy conversion – TRL 8
  • 1.8.2 Salinity gradient – TRL 4
  • 1.9 Offshore wind – TRL 8
  • 1.10 Marine solar
  • 1.11 Enabling technologies and actions
  • References

Inspec keywords: hydroelectric power; wind power; offshore installations; solar power; marine engineering; reviews; salinity (geophysical); tidal power stations; wave power generation; ocean thermal energy conversion

Other keywords: ocean energy technologies; salinity gradient systems; tidal energy; offshore wind; wave energy; marine solar energies; ocean current energy; thermal gradient systems

Subjects: Tidal power stations and plants; Tidal and flow energy; Solar power stations and photovoltaic power systems; Solar energy; Wave power; Wind energy; Wind power plants; Energy extraction from the oceans; Energy resources; Thermal energy conversion (heat engines and heat pumps)

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