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First Advisor

Brian Savilonis

Date

2009

Abstract

The concept of using the energy within tidal currents is examined thoroughly by looking at the costs and benefits of tidal barrages and tidal turbines. Tidal power is a renewable form of energy that is predictable, does not release greenhouse gasses, has costs similar to wind power, and can be paid back within its lifespan. Tidal energy needs to be constructed in certain areas with enough of a tidal range, depth, and tidal velocity to support a profitable amount of energy and a minimal effect on the environment. This project determines the benefits of tidal power first hand by using a small scale model of a tidal turbine to generate energy.

Keywords

Power the World

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rights

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Course

Power the World

Program

Great Problems Seminar

Format

application/pdf

Tidal Power: Turning the Tides on Energy


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