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OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION:
OTECH,Ocean Thermal Energy
technology that converts solar that converts
Conversion is an energy technology radiations
to electricalto electric power.
solar radiation power
As the ocean covers 70% of the
earth surface, this makes it the worlds largest solar
energy collector .
HISTORY OF OTEC :
In 1881,Jacques Arsene
d’Arsonval a French physicist has
proposed tapping thermal
energy from ocean.
In the year 1930 his
student named Georges Claude
built OTEC plant in Matanzas,
Cuba which generated 22kw of
TYPES OF OTEC POWER PLANTS:
Land Based Power Plant
Floating Power Plant
WORKING OF OTEC:
WHAT CAN WE USE OTEC FOR… BESIDES
Fresh water & Sea Food
ADVANTAGES OF OTEC:
OTEC uses clean,renewable,natural resources.
OTEC plant will not produce carbon dioxide or other
OTEC can produce fresh water and electricity which
is most significant in islands.
The source of electricity form OTEC will reduce
complete states dependency on imported fossil
DIS-ADVANTAGES OF OTEC:
OTEC produces electricity at present would cost
more than electricity generated from fossil fuels at
their current costs.
Construction of OTEC plants and lying of pipes in
costal waters may cause localized damage to near
shore marine eco-system.
One of the critical problem of the
next century will certainly be
“Global Warming". OTEC is unique
among all energy generation
OTEC involves bringing
up mineral rich water from depth of
oceans in future.
The fossil fuels in the future is consumed, so we had to find
some alternative energy sources. OTEC is a source, which
uses the renewable solar collector the sea, instead of an
artificial collector. This can in the future be an alternative to
the nuclear power and the fossil fuels. The problem is that
this invention will be more expensive than the fossil fuels
power plants, and it will take a long time before anyone will
put some money in this project and outrival the now
existing plants. But as long as the sun heats the waters of
the oceans, the potential for power conversion though OTEC
will always exist.