Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 18 - Think and Solve - Page 351-352: 36


Converting to absolute temperatures, the ideal (Carnot) efficiency = $\frac{298 K – 277 K}{298 K} = 0.07 = 7\%$. This sounds rather inefficient, but there is a huge supply of warm surface water, which means we can still generate sufficient power to make this all worthwhile.
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