Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Abstract

Our society faces impending issues due to both availability and cost of electrical energy. Currently, large portions of electrical energy are based on nonrenewable and polluting sources such as oil, natural gas, and coal. Additionally, sources of these resources are dwindling at an increasing rate as worldwide consumption continues to grow. We propose to mitigate the adverse effects of these two major issues through the use of tidal power. Through the use of tidal power, we could reduce the general cost of electrical energy and provide energy stability through a renewable source significantly more consistent than those of solar and wind. To determine if this power source is feasible in Massachusetts, we will analyze tidal data to estimate the power we could generate from tidal sources.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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