The Tokyo Electric / Toshiba 100 kW OTEC pilot plant

A 100 kW OTEC pilot plant was constructed in the Republic of Nauru by Tokyo Electric Power Company and Toshiba Corporation. Operation of the OTEC began in October 1981 with the purpose of validating the design, and developing a 2.5 MW conceptual design using the operation data and construction experience. A storm eventually destroyed the cold water intake pipe, but operational data had already been obtained by then. Read more…

This is the third entry in our overview of current and past OTEC designs written by Phil Kopitske.

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