Evelop is building a seawater air-conditioning system in Curaçao. I visited Evelop Caribbean and talked to the Business Director of Evelop Caribbean, Gilbert Gouverneur about the project. The project is worth €15-20 million and could decrease the energy use for air-conditioning by 90%.
Yokwe Online reports that the Marshall islands president has declared an economic state of emergency, due to energy prices. One part of the declaration looks at the long term and states that OTEC should be investigated as renewable energy source, the only alternative other than conservation mentioned by name.
Christopher Barry, has an article on OTEC and CO2 sequestration at RenewableEnergyWorld.com. This article also discusses the subject of dissolved CO2 in the deep water which is being brought up by an OTEC system.
According to the Virgin Island’s Daily News, the OTEC company Sea Solar Power is one of six organisations out of original fourteen that are negotiating to provide power to the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA). Within three to five months, the Executive Director of WAPA, Hugo Hodge Jr, estimated they should have completed contracts with at least two of the companies to begin the process of alternative power generation in the territory.
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