Tropical juice

Excell, Jon
February 2005
Engineer (00137758);2/25/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7669, p10
This article reports that a contract to build and operate a floating 100MW power plant that uses tropical seawater to generate electricity could be announced within the next two months, its developer has claimed. Company president Robert Nicholson claimed that more than 300 times the world's electricity needs could be met by harvesting this energy which is stored in the upper layers of the tropical oceans. To complete the cycle, cold water is pumped up from deeper down to condense the propylene vapor back into its liquid state.


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