STATUS OF U.S.A. OCEAN ENERGY RECOVERY ACTIVITIES

Young C. Kim, Lloyd Lewis, Michael E. McCormick, Larry S. Slotta

Abstract


The state of the art of ocean energy recovery activity in the United States is described. The technologies discussed in the paper include extraction of wave, tidal, ocean thermal and ocean current energy. This status report is intended to provide a description of the various ocean energy technologies and an assessment of potential benefits that might be expected and potential problems that might be encountered.

Keywords


ocean energy; energy recovery

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