UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-5

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    What is the basic force behind the generation of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)?

    A)  Heat generated by the seabed volcanoes                              

    B)  Energy of waves and currents

    C)  Temperature difference between the surface and deeper ocean

    D)  Rise and fall in the level of tides

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) is a marine renewable energy technology that harnesses the solar energy absorbed by the oceans to generate electric power. The Sun's heat warms the surface water a lot more than the deep ocean water, which creates the ocean's naturally available temperature gradient or thermal energy.

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