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.
Challenges and Opportunities in Tidal and Wave Power
Title: Challenges and Opportunities in Tidal and Wave Power
December 01, 2011
Book Title: Energy and Power Generation Handbook: Established and Emerging Technologies
Published City: New York, NY
Publisher: ASME Press
Jacobson, P.; Rao, K. (2011). Challenges and Opportunities in Tidal and Wave Power. Energy and Power Generation Handbook: Established and Emerging Technologies (pp. 10). New York, NY: ASME Press.