OTEC white paper

A white paper on OTEC

IEA-OES today released a white paper on Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) describing worldwide projects, different options to explore the thermal resource, the present status of the technology and barriers for its development, concluding with key recommendations to move beyond small demonstration plants to pre-commercial prototype units.

“As a non-intermittent renewable energy that is widely available in the inter-tropical belt, OTEC has considerable development potential. Based on proven small-scale prototypes and well-considered investments, many communities should be able to adopt this sustainable energy source” said the IEA-OES Chairman Yann-Hervé De Roeck. “This white paper provides guidance to all stakeholders to engage in this process.”

OTEC White Paper (PDF)

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