The UK newspaper The Guardian writes about the ambitious concept the Sahara forest project which is about using seawater and using solar power to grow food in the dessert. The concept uses Seawater Greenhouses as an integral component to make the dessert a sustainable food production facility. Any seawater airconditioning installation (SWAC) or OTEC installation can use “waste” cold seawater effectively in Seawater Greenhouses, so this is relevant for the OTEC community too.
The Harward Political Review has a piece by Becca Friedman about OTEC called: An Alternative Source Heats Up, Examining the future of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion.
Renewable Energy World has a podcast where they discuss OTEC with Christopher Barry. Christopher is a naval architect and co-chair of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers ad hoc panel on ocean renewable energy.
The fish farming company Hawaii Oceanic Technology gets covered by CNet News. There is a tantalising hint of ocean thermal energy conversion as part of the fish farming system. I predict that this is another cheap investment that will give good returns on investment even before the remaining fish stocks truly collapse.