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Wave, Ocean Thermal and Tidal Power

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Wave, Ocean Thermal, Electrolitic and Tidal Power


Wave energy can be extracted from the vigorous surface disturbances initially stirred up in open water by large-scale weather systems, which in turn are set up by the Sun’s influence on the atmosphere.

Tidal energy is recoverable from the mechanical energy of strong tidal flows created by the Moon’s gravitational effect on the oceans.

Ocean thermal energy is obtained by installing systems to exploit the temperature differential between warm surface water and much cooler water from medium depth; once again this energy is ultimately derived from the Sun.

The newest discovery is the energy which can be generated from the "battery" effect between salt and fresh water. This is called osmotic power and is being pioneered in Norway.


Overall Summary 08/12/08


  1. Largest Tidal Generator Reaches 1000 hours 15/02/10
  2. UK Tidal Power Expanding  16/03/11 
  3. Record Tidal Generator UK 28/03/08
  4. Salinity Power Research 04/03/12 
  5. Australia Has Ample Wave Power  20/08/10 
  6. Worlds First Osmotic Power in Norway 24/11/09
  7. Anaconda Wave Energy Tests 09/07/08
  8. Canadian Tidal Power due 2009 25/06/09
  9. UK Tidal Power Better than Expected 18/11/09
  10. Energy from Salt Meeting Fresh Water 26/02/09
  11. Tidal Power US
  12. Wave Power and Desalination 02/05/09
  13. Deep Ocean Limitless Energy 21/11/08
  14. Portugal Wave Plant
  15. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tidal_power


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