NEW-OTEC is interesting because the anticipated cost is noticeably lower than other Energy-Sources including traditional OTEC.
NEW-OTEC has one main component, the power unit. The unit is suitable for the entire NEW-OTEC range; therefore, a short R and D path is possible.
The power unit can fit on a small-sized boat, lowering the cost of ancillary tools.
Traditional OTEC platform designers maintained that 50 % of their capital requirement came from the surface platform. There does not seem to be any such issue with the submerged system. There are two main reasons: One is because of the simple mooring due to being underwater. The other is that the forces on the platform are tiny in comparison, therefore the platform does not need to be so strong.
Believe it or not, the deep-sea cold water is heavier than the surface water because of its temperature. Waste deep-sea cold water can be used to drive the turbo-pump and the left-over mass difference can help balance out masses on the upside and downside of the cold water delivery system. This phenomenon can help to improve the efficiency of the system and improved efficiency is vital for OTEC as it naturally has terrible efficiency, everything possible must be done to improve it.
Both warm and cold water can be vented at the exact temperature of the surrounding seawater; this can mean that NEW-OTEC can be located in sensitive areas such as the Great-Barrier-Reef or near the famous Coral-Walls of the Caribbean. Existing OTEC systems would cause considerable alarm if they were used in those areas or they are already forbidden.
In some ways, the overuse of deep-sea cold water can be just as bad as fossil fuels. OTEC might lead to an ice-age if it is allowed to change sea-surface temperatures and is used on very large scales. As a result, the new cold-water release system is important; it can mean that many more OTEC systems can be used before there is a problem and the use of OTEC must be stopped.
NEW-OTEC units use small, mass produced parts, therefore, the parts are well priced.
Below the surface wave forces are tiny, therefore the costs associated with this offshore technology can drop.
The product range is mass-producible in phenomenal quantities and is ready to be installed at a rate comparable with Wind Turbines. Therefore, we can replace Fossil Fuels with competitively priced, constant clean energy and we can provide leavers of the oil and gas industry with similar Jobs.
The option remains to allow Deep-sea-cold-water to be released at the Sea-Surface. Releasing cold water is arguably worth doing for several reasons; the main reason being that deep-sea cold water can reverse Global warming.
Deep-sea-cold-water encourages Phytoplankton populations to grow and Phytoplankton can absorb CO2 just like Trees!
Deep Ocean Water can cause the Polar ice sheets to return to their old state by cooling the Warm Ocean Currents that enter the Poles.
Because Warm water carries far more heat to the Ice of the Poles than Air, cooling this Warm Current Water that enters the Poles can prevent Ice from melting due to Warm Ocean Currents.
Ice reflects sunlight so increasing the amount of ice at the Poles can help cool the planet.
Releasing deep ocean water can also slow Ocean acidification. Deep-sea cold water is ancient it therefore has lower levels of Co2 within it.
OTEC and deep-sea cold water have everything we need to reverse global warming, but there must be ways of developing it responsibly or we can make the situation even worse.
However, with all the highly sensitive and critically important details accounted for, NEW-OTEC is ready for Institutional investors and end users all over the World.
Spin-off organizations like the Deep-sea cold water research and development initiative can research, develop, and monitor the effects of Deep ocean water release. Individuals can offset their Co2 and thermal emissions using their service.
Using New-otec sites to offset Co2 and thermal pollution can make new-otec affordable for the less advantaged by sharing costs. The large platforms release enough cold water to be equivalent to planting 200,000 Trees. The anticipated revenues from this offsetting symbiosis would cover the entire cost of hose installation and maintenance.
Practically every last United Nations sustainable development goal can be achieved using this system.
This NEW-OTEC system is the best choice for the environment and for energy security. What other system is clean, can absorb Co2 and provide cheap constant clean energy?