Tidal and Wave Power, Electrical Power Generation

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Tidal and Wave Power, Electrical Power Generation

By Katie Ostrouchov and Raquel Rivera http://www.worldinfuture.com/futureblog/wp content/uploads/2009/08/under_water_turbine.jpg

What is the main goal of the technology?

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What is its overall potential in “making a difference: to the world?

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How does it work/function/operate?

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What technological obstacles must be solved for mass implementation?

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It’s hard to capture all the energy. The efficiency is low.

What political/economic obstacles might disrupt/stall mass implementation?

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What are some of the negative environmental impacts with this technology?

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Bibliography

 http://home.clara.net/darvill/altenerg/tidal.htm

 http://inventors.about.com/od/tstartinventions /a/tidal_power.htm

 http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/09/pow er-buoy-wave-power-project-spain.php

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