Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 18 - Think and Explain: 74

Answer

If one is talking about the random kinetic energy of water molecules, it is impractical to extract the energy to produce power. However, scientists and engineers interested in sustainable energy sources are directing their efforts toward extracting energy from the ordered surface motion of ocean waves, or from underwater pressure fluctuations. You may look up "ocean wave energy" in your favorite search engine.
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