Feasibility Analysis of a 20 MW OTEC Power Plant

Charles Roberts Upshaw, a MSE student from the University of Texas at Austin, dedicated his thesis to the topic, “Thermodynamic and Economic Feasibility Analysis of a 20 MW Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Power Plant”. Upshaw’s purpose of the thesis was to investigate OTEC and assess its potential viability as an energy source from both engineering and economic perspectives.  The results have been published in a paper that is linked below.

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