Jan 14

The ocean is the largest solar collector in the world*.  It is estimated that 300 times what the entire world consumes in electricity is available by tapping the upper layers of the tropical ocean.  An added benefit of ocean solar power is the production, via desalinization, of fresh water.

(Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion, OTEC).

[*]  With regard to the ocean, Mariette DiChristina has stated, “The world’s largest solar collector absorbs an awesome amount of the sun’s energy: equal to 37 trillion kilowatts annually – or 4,000 times the amount of electricity used by all humans on the planet. A typical square mile of that collector—otherwise known as the surface waters of Earth’s vast oceans—contains more energy than 7,000 barrels of oil.”

written by OceanNRG