Good News About Clean Ocean Energy


What the heck is OTEC?

SM Beach N.While it may sound like the precursor to yet another huge oil company, nothing could be further from the truth. OTEC stands for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion, which is generated using the difference between the warm surface water and cold deep water of the ocean. The temperature difference can be used to drive a steam cycle that turns a turbine which in turn produces power. When the warm surface sea water passes through a heat exchanger, it vaporizes at a low boiling point which is then funneled into a turbine generator, producing electricity.

Di at Cafe Culture2I used OTEC as the futuristic renewable energy featured in my sci-fi novel “Anti-Vigilante and the Rips in Time”, but I sure hope it won’t take centuries to see it become a viable energy source!

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2 thoughts on “Good News About Clean Ocean Energy

  1. In the presence of such a profound Concept of such a scientific concept as “OTEC” or Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion.
    This is generated using the difference in tem[perature between the warm surface water and cold deep water of the ocean that can be effectively used to drive a steam cycle that turns a turbine which in turn produces power.
    I am over enthused & motivated to think on these lines just on seeing someone could have written on this topic !!

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