165-kW Open-Cycle OTEC Experiment

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    The Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) is developing a research experiment to establish the feasibility of producing significant amounts of net power from an open-cycle ocean thermal energy conversion (OC-OTEC) system. This experiment is sized at 165 kW gross and is adequate to evaluate turbine performance and system process interactions at a scale that can be extrapolated to projectedcommercial market entry system sizes of 5-15 MW.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages10
    StatePublished - 1985

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-251-2725


    • OC-OTEC
    • open-cycle ocean thermal energy conversion
    • turbine performance


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