The energy of the oceans


Marine energy comes from Energy potential, kinetics, thermal and chemistry of seawater, which can be used to produce electricity, thermal energy or drinking water.

Very diverse technologies can be used, such as Central tidal, underwater turbines exploiting tides and ocean currents, heat generators based on the transformation of the Energy thermal of the oceans and various systems that take advantage of the energy of the waves and the salinity.

The energy of the oceans it is potentially considerable, but it is very dispersed and therefore difficult to collect, and it is far from places of consumption. The only one that has been captured so far is the energy of the tides, but only in some places.

With the exception of Central tidal, ocean technologies are at a stage of demonstration and projects pilots, and many of them require further research and development.

Some of these technologies are characterized by a strong variability of the production Energy efficiency and forecast levels (for example, waves, tidal amplitude and currents), while others are likely to be exploited almost continuously, or in a controllable way (for example, the Energy thermal of the oceans and salinity).

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