OTEC Prototype: Pioneering Renewable Energy Solution for Remote Islands

A prototype of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) technology is being constructed in Spain to provide round-the-clock renewable energy, particularly targeting remote tropical islands. This innovative approach utilizes temperature differences in seawater to vaporize a working fluid, driving a turbine to generate electricity. OTEC is designed to withstand storms and offers an ideal energy solution for islands traditionally reliant on fossil fuels.

The prototype, set for a year-long test in the Canary Islands, aims to demonstrate its feasibility and potential for providing uninterrupted power in harsh marine environments. With partners from various countries, including Portugal, Spain, and the UK, the project seeks to advance sustainable energy solutions for regions vulnerable to extreme weather.