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Ocean Thermal Energy, a developer for renewable energy, Seawater Cooling, and water desalinization plants, took an ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) EcoVillage team to the US Virgin Islands this summer.

The team consisted of OTEC chief science advisor Steve Oney, Heru Ofori-Atta, vice president of OTEC Caribbean operations, Gil Lyons, co-founder, and director of the Sky Institute for the Future; and OTEC EcoVillages Advisory Board member and architect Steve Mouzon, a director of the Sky Institute for the Future.

“Our mission is to inspire awareness by providing alternatives to ecologically destructive fossil-fuel powered electrical and water systems by building and operating renewable energy systems and water for drinking, agriculture, and economic development in our markets,” said Jeremy P. Feakins, chairman and CEO of Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation.

Ocean Thermal Energy is building a network of OTEC-powered Ecovillages in the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean.

OTEC technology leverages the temperature difference in the ocean between cold deep water and warm surface water in the tropics and subtropics to generate unlimited energy without the use of fossil fuels.

Seawater Air Conditioning technology produces air conditioning without the use of chemical agents and is billed to reduce electricity usage by up to 90% when compared to traditional air conditioning systems.

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