How Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Power Plants Work

closedcycle

The infographic below shows how a closed cycle ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) power plant works. (source http://otec.fsu.angelfire.com/) Like all hydrothermal generation schemes, a heat source and a heat sink are required. In this case the heat source is warm water from the surface of the ocean and the heat sink is cold water from … [Read more…]