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Oceanic Electrical Power: Energy Of The Future?

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Revolutionary technologies now make it possible to harness a completely renewable energy resource-the natural power of the sea. Explores ways that electric power can be drawn from tidal forces or from fluctuations in ocean currents. Highlights several innovations, including a tide-driven rotor off the coast of Cornwall in the United Kingdom, a multi-rotor locks system in the English Channel, an OTEC (i.e., ocean-thermal energy conversion plant) in southern Japan, and another OTEC facility in Hawaii. Commentary from the inventors, designers, and managers of these systems is included along with animation that illustrates how each mechanism works. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) expanded description, (2) English subtitles in a black box.

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