Proposed model for tapping the sun's energy stored in the sea

A concept for tapping the sun's energy stored in the sea is being investigated by the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA).  This is a model of one proposed structure which would use the small temperature difference in the ocean to drive a heat engine.  The sturcture has been proposed by an engineering team headed by a TRW Systems group. The concept is for a non-polluting, free-floating ocean platform whose turbine generator would supply 100 megawatts of electricity, enough to supply the power needs for a town of about 60,000 people., Credit Line: TRW Photographic Services, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
Abstract/Description: A concept for tapping the sun's energy stored in the sea is being investigated by the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA). This is a model of one proposed structure which would use the small temperature difference in the ocean to drive a heat engine. The sturcture has been proposed by an engineering team headed by a TRW Systems group. The concept is for a non-polluting, free-floating ocean platform whose turbine generator would supply 100 megawatts of electricity, enough to supply the power needs for a town of about 60,000 people.
Subject(s): Solar Energy
Credit Line: TRW Photographic Services, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
Catalog ID: Solar Energy H3