The potential for OTEC is vast:
Someday, there will be 1000 MW OTEC grazing plantships in the ten degree band around the equator, for the ocean around this circumference is immune to hurricanes.
This photo is thanks to Benjamin Martin. He also suggested another link (just click on it).
Read his latest thoughts about this subject. Here I'm having dinner in Denver with Desikan (left) and Luis Vega of the University of Hawaii.
OTEC International has proposed two projects for Hawaii:
- a one MW OTEC experiment at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority on the Big Island and
- a commercial 100 MW system for Honolulu.
For additional international information, go to net publications like: