Ocean Energy: Nascent, Emerging and Mature Technologies

The beginnings of a new ocean energy sector are now taking place. Offshore waves are being harnessed to satisfy the need for renewable, sustainable sources of energy. A shore-based oscillating water column (OWC) system has been feeding a national grid since 2002. This article examines such nascent and emerging technologies as the OWC and offshore wind energy potentials, and such mature technologies as Tensions Leg Platforms and innovative Spar buoys. The article examines the ramifications these trends have for technology innovation and development.


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  • Accession Number: 01014849
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 2005 3:19PM