This report establishes the state of the art in a full range of renewable energy technologies that harness the power of oceans. Papers discuss mature technologies, such as tidal energy extraction, and conjectural technologies, such as salinity gradients. In addition, the economics of the major systems are compared in a uniform manner, making it possible to realistically assess their economic potential. This publication provides a single source of balanced technical and economic assessments of competing technologies and should interest those involved in the search for alternative sources of energy.It is determined that OTEC should only be considered as a system to produce electricity and desalinated water, because ... systems can only make use of a small amount of the seawater available; and therefore, could only impact small plants.
|Title||:||Ocean Energy Recovery|
|Author||:||Richard J. Seymour|
|Publisher||:||ASCE Publications - 1992-01-01|