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New IDB Report on Ocean Energy Potential in Barbados

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has published a report on the potential of Ocean Energy in Barbados. The report is very comprehensive yet user-friendly, Includes: A Review of Clean Technology Options, Available Resources, and Location Guidance for Potential Areas of Interest for Commercial Development. In support of the IDB and the Barbados Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, the authors (Sweyn Johnston, John McGlynn and Veronica R. Prado) have elaborated on the keys… Continue reading

Global OTEC Resources announce 150kW demonstration barge

Global OTEC Resources has announced they will be launching a 150KW offshore OTEC plant in the Maldives next year. 2020 started off with this announcement and an attached request for all interested parties of local power houses to fill in the application form on their website.

The demonstration barge is designed to generate a capacity of 150 kW which converts to roughly 1100 MWh per year. According to Global OTEC Resources, this could meet nearly… Continue reading

OTEC at upcoming Caribbean Marine Technology Forum

The Caribbean Marine energy Technology forum will take place in Granada on November 6th. Possible renewable marine energy sources will be the topic of interest. These include tidal power, wave energy and offshore wind energy, but the main focus will be on Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC).

The Forum will be hosted by CARICOM (Caribbean Community) and co-hosted by the Government of Grenada and CCREEE (Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency).… Continue reading

Report on the 7th International OTEC Symposium

After launching the first International OTEC Symposium through the Korea-US Cooperation Program in 2013, the International OTEC Symposia have taken place each year. This year, the 7th International OTEC Symposium took place in South Korea September 27-28. Participants from at least 10 countries gathered to share the latest in technology, research, and projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The two-day event included keynotes from Luis Vega, Yasuyuki Ikegami, and Michael… Continue reading

10th Okinawa Hawaii Ocean Energy and Economic Development Symposium and Workshop

Since 2010, Ocean Energy Workshops have been held alternately in Kona and Kumejima under the Okinawa Hawaii Clean Energy Partnership. This partnership was formed by a Memorandum of Cooperation signed by the Japanese Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry, the United States Department of Energy, Okinawa Prefecture, and the State of Hawai’i, to develop and deploy clean and renewable energies.

Expert meeting as part of the Hawaii Okinawa Clean Energy Partnership

Expert meeting as part of the Hawaii Okinawa Clean Energy Partnership

This year, the 10… Continue reading

India’s policy developments are opening doors for OTEC

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) in India has declared that ocean energy is officially a renewable energy source and now falls under Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO). This recent Policy change offers new opportunities for OTEC in India.

The RPO states power suppliers are required to procure a part of their power from renewable sources. By including Ocean Power as a renewable source, investing in OTEC is made more attractive. This… Continue reading

Ocean thermal energy ‘ideal’ to power Maldives

Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) is the ideal renewable energy solution for the Maldives, according to Global OTEC Resources, an advocate for commercial OTEC systems to provide electricity and desalination to small island states. Global OTEC Resources has co-produced a paper with University of Exeter that assesses the feasibility of OTEC in the Maldives.

The paper titled ‘Assessment of extreme and metocean conditions in the Maldives for OTEC applications’ is to be… Continue reading

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