OTEC


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OTEC

[′ō‚tek]
(mechanical engineering)
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This not new to ALE, we have built other OTEC offerings and have been providing this service to many clients over the last few years.
Munford would locate his plant in tropical regions to exploit the OTEC principle, and provide huge volumes of green electricity.
In the 70s Lockheed Martin helped build the world's first successful floating OTEC system that generated renewable net power.
Ademas de Paulinas OTEC, en su organizacion participan el Consejo Nacional de la Prevencion de Abusos de Menores del Episcopado y la Conferencia de Religiosos de Chile, CONFERRE.
An OTEC system utilizes the temperature differences between warm surface seawater and cold deep seawater to generate electricity.
Theoretically this means that OTEC plants can be built anywhere with a surface water temperature of 25AC and a depth of at least one kilometre.
In a detailed overview of the OTEC system, Richard Crews (1997) demonstrates that "OTEC is non-polluting; in fact; it is ecologically positive since it enriches nutrient-poor surface water and tends to 'sink' carbon.
KHPS and OTEC are still years away from providing viable energy alternatives, but the Navy already runs installations that generate their own power based in whole or in part from renewable fuels.
OTEC runs on the temperature differential between the ocean's deep dark waters and its warmer sunlit zone-the same differentials the creatures of the DSL exploit.
In 1979, it demonstrated a floating 50-kilowatt OTEC plant off Hawaii's big island.
The plan is to have floating OTEC plants that will use submarine cables to send the electricity to an on-shore grid.