TU Delft – OTEC

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) is a renewable energy technology that uses the natural temperature difference in oceans to produce clean, reliable electricity, day and night, year-round. It works best in the tropical, equatorial zone. Here the ocean temperature difference is at least 20 degrees Celsius throughout the year. OTEC can become an important renewable energy source.

Delft University of Technology conducts research to develop innovative solutions for OTEC. Today’s ongoing research at Delft University of Technology is focussed on the main engineering challenges, related to the process, electrical and offshore equipment. For more information, please visit: http://www.oceanenergy.tudelft.nl/thermal-gradient-otec/
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We investigate the fact that different materials can store heat with varying efficiencies. Efficient thermal energy storage means BIG specific heat. We’ll investigate how to get those efficiencies later…

25 thoughts on “TU Delft – OTEC”

  1. Respected sir, If these system is applied in ocean a number of times, then wil the natural temperature difference in ocean be at risk and it may disturb ocean environment and other living creatures etc.?

  2. Couldnt this methode be used to counteract the global warming of the sea water? And produce electricity in the proccess?

  3. you are a great physics teacher man probably the best physics teacher i have come across!!! you are a feyman type!!!!

  4. HAHAHA I just finished studying this in Chemistry, and this is tripping me out on the equations. I was using Kinetic Molecular Theory… How much energy it takes to get to a boiling point for a liquid of Ethyl alcohol (at) 400 mg Hg. Which does take you to: 73c Its trippy looking at your equations.

  5. Hi, great video on heat capacity and specific heat! You sound like if Deadpool decided to be a physics teacher 😂 and you even have your own unique puns (#liqwood) 😂😂


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