Offshore Wind Biz on ABS Validation of OTI’s FPP

March 11, 2015—ABS has granted approval in principle (AIP) to Maryland-based OTEC International LLC (OTI) for its 5–7 megawatt ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) Floating Power Plant (FPP).

The FPP is designed to generate consistent electrical power for a commercial utility grid in the world’s tropical and sub-tropical zones.

The FPP design uses seawater to turn solar energy into power in a process known as OTEC. During OTEC, heat from warm surface water vaporizes a working fluid, which drives a turbine generator to produce electricity. Deep seawater cools the working gas back to liquid, and the process begins again in a 24/7, closed-loop cycle. Read more…

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