SOTEC: Supplemental Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion
This map shows the global thermal zones where traditional OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion) is identified as possible.
McAlister’s SOTEC uses added solar and geothermal methods. This extends the potential for ocean-based algae-farming and energy production capabilities to the coasts of Japan, North America, South America, and Europe. SOTEC systems can also be sited in international waters.
Harvesting abundant energy, food, water, hydrogen, and carbon resources provides a new green economy driver for coastal economies. All done with zero-emissions technology.
SOTEC installations improve efficiency in energy production. They also create ideal thermal growing zones for algae biomass production.