[Video] Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) pilot project by Lockheed announced in Hawaii

November 19 2008 / by Garry Golden
Category: Energy   Year: Beyond   Rating: 3

Energy visionaries have long promoted the idea of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion which uses the temperature difference of warm surface water to cold deeper ocean currents to boil a liquid (e.g. ammonia) to drive an electricity producing turbine. It is an elegant energy solution that is gaining more mainstream attention.

Now the Honolulu Advertising is reporting on a partnership between Lockheed Martin Corporation and the Taiwan Industrial Technology Research Institute to develop a 10 megawatt ocean thermal energy conversion pilot plant in Hawai’i that could deliver enough electricity to power about 3,000 homes.

Understanding Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion

Video courtesy of DigInfo

Imaged sourced from OTEC Video about a project in Puerto Rico

Honolulu Advertiser article

Wikipedia post

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