Makai Builds Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Plant in Hawaii

Makai Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion

Inc. has built an () demonstration plant in .  The project was funded by Makai,  Natural Energy Institute, and the U.S. Navy and cost about $5 million to build.

The 105-kilowatt demonstration plant is located on the big island of Hawaii and is connected to the main electrical grid, generating enough electricity to power 120 homes.

Makai has also signed a memorandum of understanding to build a 1 megawatt Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion plant in Japan.

Here is a great video about the Hawaiian demonstration plant and how the technology works:

 

 

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