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Generation of electricity by harnessing currents, waves,

Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics | 8th Edition | ISBN: 9781118412930 | Authors: Michael J. Moran ISBN: 9781118412930 139

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Problem 4.4D

Generation of electricity by harnessing currents, waves, and tides is being studied across the globe. Electricity can be generated from currents using underwater turbines, as illustrated in Fig. P4.4D. Electricity also can be generated from the undulating motion of waves using tethered buoys. Like means can be used to generate power from tidal movements. Although currents and waves have long been used to meet relatively modest power needs, many observers today are thinking of large-scale power generation systems. Some see the oceans as providing a nearly unlimited renewable source of power. For a site in U.S. coastal waters, estuaries, or rivers, critically evaluate the viability of currents and/or waves for large-scale power generation by 2025. Consider technical and economic factors and effects on the ecosystem. Write a report including at least three references.

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