What is OTEC

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) is a technology that uses temperature differences between warm seawater at the surface of the ocean, and cold seawater at between 800–1 000 metres (m) depth to produce electricity.

What is OTEC?

The sun’s energy heats up the ocean water at different temperatures; at the surface, water is warm while deeper seawater stays cold. Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) technologie harnesses the solar energy absorbed by the oceans to generate electric power. The warmer seawater produces a vapour, that acts as a working fluid to drive turbines. The colder water is used to condense the vapour, and ensure the vapour pressure difference drives the turbine. OTEC technology is an environmentally friendly alternative to other energy sources such as fossil energy. Energy generated by the use of OTEC is renewable, green and clean.

Why choose OTEC?

When compared to other energy sources, OTEC has a number of benefits:

  • Applicable for small temperature differences
  • Has a high capacity factor
  • Not harmful to the environment
  • Provides electricity on a continuous, non-intermittent basis
  • Renewable

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If you desire further information about what the OTEC technology is, do not hesistate to contact Arteq Power by sending an e-mail to h.lever@arteqpower.com.

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