Deep Water Intake Infrastructure powered by MW-scale OTEC

Event: ADB Data Room: Marine Aquaculture, Reefs, Renewable Energy, and Ecotourism for Ecosystem Services

Deep Water Intake Infrastructure powered by MW-scale OTEC

07 February 2023

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An industrial academic consortium from Japan is looking to harness the potential of Deep Open Water (DOW) and Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) to enable communities to create their own local power, farm, and fish more reliably, cool buildings with less electricity, and provide environmentally friendly desalination for water security. The technological approach – which has been deployed successfully in other parts of the world – seeks to set up demonstrations for the first time in Palau, and will use the cold, cleanliness, and nutrient salts from deep water to provide a range of regenerative benefits to local communities.

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