Wednesday, March 5, 2014

20,000 megawatts under the sea: Oceanic steam engines

 The oceans absorb massive amounts of solar energy, and that energy can be harnessed, they call this 'Steampunking.'  

Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) could provide 4000 times the world's energy needs in any given year, with neither pollution nor greenhouse gases to show for it.  The oceans need to have at least 20 degrees celcius between the deep waters and the oceans surface.  Here is a great article on Steampunking.