The status of OTEC (Offshore Thermal Energy Conversion) operation in areas of the tropical and subtropical oceans is reviewed. Characteristics of OTEC platforms, including cost, mooring, maintenance, motions and habitability are compared for proposed designs. Potential contribution to future energy needs is projected.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at 1977 SNAME Spring Meeting and STAR Symposium, San Francisco, California, May 25-27.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Harlow, E H
    • Cohen, R
    • Skowbo, H
  • Publication Date: 1977

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153833
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Reporter and Engineering News
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM