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All About Ocean Energy & hydraulic: Ages 15-18

All about blue energy & hydraulic for 15-18 years old

Since Antiquity, hydropower has been harvested from river currents and waterfalls. Today, there is growing interest in ocean energy, not just from the force of water (tides, currents, waves), but also from the power of wind (offshore turbines). More complex technologies also exist that exploit the potential of ocean temperature differences, seawater properties and algae biomass. Capturing the energy in oceans is a difficult process that involves a wide range of technologies and professions. Here is an overview of the different “blue energies”.

Les différentes catégories d’énergies marines

Renewable ocean energy is categorized based on which properties of the ocean are used, such as motion, heatIn the field of statistical thermodynamics today, heat refers to the transfer of the thermal agitation of the particles making up matter... or salinity.

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Centrale eolienne offshore

Oceans contain nearly 1.5 billion cubic kilometers of constantly moving water. That in itself gives a sense of the sheer powerIn physics, power is the amount of energy supplied by a system per unit time. In simpler terms, power can be viewed as energy output... of the seas and the large amount of energy that can potentially be extracted. While ocean energy holds great promise, the technological challenges for harvesting it are daunting.

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