ERIC Number: ED160425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
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Solar Program Assessment: Environmental Factors - Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion.
Energy Research and Development Administration, Washington, DC. Div. of Solar Energy.
This report presents the environmental problems which may arise with the further development of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion, one of the eight Federally-funded solar technologies. To provide a background for this environmental analysis, the history and basic concepts of the technology are reviewed, as are its economic and resource requirements. The potential effects of this new technology on the full range of environmental concerns are then discussed in terms of both their relative significance and possible solutions. Although the emerging solar technologies will contribute to environmental problems common to any construction project or energy-producing technology, only those impacts unique to the solar aspects of the technology are discussed in depth here. Finally, an environmental work plan is presented listing research and development proposals and an NEPA work plan which might help clarify and/or mitigate specific environmental concerns. (Author/MR)
Descriptors: Electricity, Electromechanical Technology, Energy, Energy Conservation, Environmental Influences, Environmental Research, Pollution, Solar Radiation, Technological Advancement, Thermal Environment, Thermodynamics, Utilities
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Authoring Institution: Energy Research and Development Administration, Washington, DC. Div. of Solar Energy.