TITLE

Energy from the Sea

AUTHOR(S)
Baker, Jessica B.
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Technology Review;Jul2006, Vol. 109 Issue 3, p96
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC), an idea invoked by William F. Whitmore in the October 1978 issue of "Technology Review." Test facilities in tropical waters demonstrated the feasibility of OTEC. A plant would have to produce between 50 and 100 megawatts in order to be commercially viable. Test director Luis Vega says developing such plants would require patient financing. He believes a commercial-scale OTEC would be viable and operate at six to eight cents per kilowatt-hour.
ACCESSION #
21546074

 

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