Talk:Marine current power

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Name[edit]

I suggest that we find a better name for this alternative energy source: Tidal Stream? (refering to [Tidal "wind farms" [1]].)

The power available in the Agulhas Ocean Stream is immense. The velocity is about 2 m s-1, with a volume of 70 × 106 m3 s-1 [2]. And this is within ?? km of the coastline. (A formula with an answer in TW maybe?) The reference to the Mozambique Current in the table next to [South African[3]] and othe relavent stuff can then be moved to this page! Ctmalan 15:58, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was: not moved. Station1 (talk) 05:42, 7 October 2009 (UTC)


Marine current powerKinetic hydro energy conversion system — see http://www.freepatentsonline.com/4613279.html Would place article in line with other article as wind energy conversion system, ... Clearifies that this is a type of hydro energy conversion system. KVDP (talk) 09:12, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

  • Oppose any move to patentese rarely seen in English language sources. Knepflerle (talk) 16:42, 29 September 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose that would be an advertisement for a particular patented process, which would violate WP:ADVERT and be WP:NPOV. 76.66.197.30 (talk) 18:22, 29 September 2009 (UTC)
Particular patented process ? No, not at all, marine current power is always a form of kinetic energy harvesting, combined with hydro energy conversion system makes kinetic hydro energy conversion system. Indeed it isn't used much to refer to the devices, but it is accurate and not a "patented process" —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.245.79.87 (talk) 10:52, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
The suggested title is registered as United States Patent 4613279 ... which would make it advertising, since it is the basis of this pagemove request. 76.66.197.30 (talk) 03:52, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Rewrite[edit]

The current version mainly duplicates tidal power, which has nothing to do with marine current power. I suggest we remove such information and make this article point more on the intended topic; power from ocean currents. If no one disagrees, I will carry out the task in about a weeks time. Kind regards. Rehman(+) 08:27, 24 September 2010 (UTC)