Learn about nonrenewable and renewable energy sources currently available in North Carolina, and then find out how scientists in the state are testing strategies for harvesting renewable energy from the Atlantic Ocean.
What won’t work in North Carolina?
Scientists are focusing on three sources of renewable energy from the oceans: wind power, wave power, and harnessing of the energy of the Gulf Stream. All of them have tremendous potential as a source of energy. They also present major challenges. However, there is another ocean energy source that has already been ruled out: tidal power.