Tidal Power Generation: Infrastructure
|James Browne||UNH - Department of Civil Engineering|
|Kevin Buruchian||UNH - Department of Civil Engineering|
|Dave Dreyer||UNH - Department of Civil Engineering|
|Thomas Ducharme||UNH - Department of Civil Engineering|
|Kevin Dutile||UNH - Department of Mechanical Engineering|
|Michele Pelletier||UNH - Department of Mechanical Engineering|
The ever growing concern over our current energy dependency has been a topic of interest in today’s society. With clean and efficient energy being the top priority, the world is looking toward new technologies to fulfill our energy needs. Tidal power is one form of energy that has caught attention as of late. Tidal energy is both a clean and renewable source of power that has great potential. It also has the unique ability of being completely predictable, unlike solar or wind energy.
We have made it our mission to establish and develop a testing platform for tidal power generation at the University of New Hampshire. We will focus on the system’s mechanical infrastructure while another group is tasked with the operation of the electrical package.
Available from the National Sea Grant Library (use NHU number to search) or NH Sea Grant
- Tidal power generation: infrastructure (2009). James Browne, Kevin Buruchian, Dave Dreyer, Thomas Ducharme, Kevin Dutile and Michele Pelletier. Advisors: Ken Baldwin, M. Robinson Swift and Martin Wosnik.