Oceans as Solar Panels

It's been a long time since I have heard a peep about OTEC – Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion. How it works is simple, it uses the temperature difference between warm shallow water and the low temperatures in deep water. The limitation of this approach is that we go through a turbine run by steam so we waste vast amounts of heat. It's main strength is that it can offer a steady base load power that so many renewables lack. The short video is not much more than a press release but have a look anyhow…


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