Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion - The Republic of the Maldives

There are no rivers or streams in any of the islands of Maldives, and only a few wetlands or freshwater lakes. The country’s freshwater resources exist as groundwater in basal aquifers, generally unconfined in nature and extending below sea level in the form of a thin fresh water lens.

Deep waters surround the Republic of the Maldives and therefore have relatively easy access to 1,000 meter deep cold water which is necessary for the OTEC process. With latitudes between 1° S and 7° N, ensures warm surface seawater and in fact the Indian Ocean has long been recognized as an excellent thermal energy source.

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) is a system for converting thermal energy into electricity by utilizing the temperature difference between the surface and deep ocean water. The water temperature at a depth of 1,000m is approximately 4°C to 6°C.

 

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Launch of the SE4ALL Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres for Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

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