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Systems descriptions and engineering costs for solar-related technologies. Volume VII. Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)

@inproceedings{Eldridge1977SystemsDA,
  title={Systems descriptions and engineering costs for solar-related technologies. Volume VII. Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)},
  author={R. Eldridge and R. Roberts},
  year={1977}
}
The ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) study projects the capital cost of this technology through the end of the century. This projection is based on a generic design resulting from the analysis and collation of features of designs proposed by the TRW Systems Group, Inc., and Lockheed Missile and Space Company, Inc. (LSMC). The generic design is based on a spar-buoy hull, a titanium heat exchanger and a fiber-reinforced plastic cold water pipe. Reduction of the base plant cost derived… Expand