26 Sep '11, 11am

US firm to generate electricity from tropical waters in the Bahamas #energy #renewable #ocean

US firm to generate electricity from tropical waters in the Bahamas #energy #renewable #ocean

Back in the 1990s,OTE Corporation’s Chief Science Officer, Dr. Stephen Oney, participated at length in the research and development phase of proving a promising renewable energy technology, Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC). Dr. Oney’s successful involvement in the Hawaiian pilot OTEC plant launched him into a major role as a premier ocean engineer in the ensuing commercialisation of OTEC. Now, more than 10 years later, Oney and his team are to develop their first commercial system on an island of the Bahamas in the Atlantic Ocean north of Cuba. According to a report in a Lancaster newspaper, OTE Corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding with Bahamas Electricity Corp., which provides electricity to 85 percent of the country’s electricity consumers, to design and construct two of OTE Corporation’s unique plants. The plants would be owned and operated by OTE ...

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