Browsing ocean thermal energy conversion

The short-term application of OTEC will be for land-based or floating inshore plants providing services to a local community, with power possibly supplied to a grid system. However most OTEC potential is far offshore. This could be exploited by browsing OTEC plants, which cruise the oceans looking for the hottest surface water temperatures. Such plants would not be able to transfer electricity directly to land. However they could generate hydrogen and potable water, both of which could be stored for later transportation to land. Current costs would not make this economically practical today.

Solar Stirling Engine Basics Explained

Solar Stirling Engine Basics Explained

The solar Stirling engine is progressively becoming a viable alternative to solar panels for its higher efficiency. Stirling engines might be the best way to harvest the power provided by the sun. This is an easy-to-understand explanation of how Stirling engines work, the different types, and why they are more efficient than steam engines.

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