One of the basic environmental considerations in site selection for an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) power plant is the availability of an adequate temperature difference resource. OTEC plants are designed to convert the potential energy in the temperature difference between the warm ocean surface water and the cold water at deeper depths into electricity. The monthly temperature structure for ten different geographical areas was analyzed. Each area was evaluated as a potential site for an OTEC power plant. Factors such as water depth, currents, weather patterns and sea and swell conditions were also included in the evaluation. This report presents the data for Sri Lanka.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report; For related documents, see AN 10332 and AN 10334 through AN 10341
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    Department of Energy

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    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Publication Date: 1979-5

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: Various p.

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  • Accession Number: 00658287
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HCP/T2898-01/2
  • Contract Numbers: ET-78-C-01-2898
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM