A third form of marine energy : OTEC

According to GreenTech Media, Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion is after wave and tidal energies the third form of ocean power. Albeit it was discovered a century ago, there have been few attempts at tapping this energy source.

To Wikipedia, OTEC ” uses the temperature difference that exists between deep and shallow waters to run a heat engine. As with any heat engine, the greatest efficiency is produced with the largest temperaturedifference.”

If you are interested in more news on what seems a promising technology and energy source, please check out www.otecnews.org.


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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  1. Friday, March 18, 2016

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