Energy from Oceans Replaces Energy from Fossil Fuels by Mobilize Now
Jun 25, 2015
I beleive the inability to connect to proposals from other areas is a glitch that needs some serious attention. We should definitely be able to pull from other areas because linking ideas together should not be based on the premise of a singularly vague category. Hope this is fixed in a timely manner.
Jun 25, 2015
*Believe. Had to type fast. Apologies.
Dec 9, 2015
I want to direct you to my proposal "Cost effective OTEC Power Plant" in the MIT alumni proposal group. Ocean thermal energy is the most abundant stored renewable on earth. Solar radiation arrive on earth at the rate 5000 times human need. The stored ocean thermal energy is more than two years of solar radiation intercepted by earth. One degree Celsius temperature increase in water has as much energy as the sane amount of water moving at 90 meters/second (200 mph). This basic thermal mechanical conversion factor clearly suggested that ocean thermal energy is the most abundant ocean energy. Tide, wave and current can never hope to compete against OTEC (ocean thermal energy conversion).
The Paris climate meeting cannot hope to get useful result because they practically ignore OTEC. Global energy solution by using more fossil fuel apparently already stabilize the energy cost. However, the situation make global warming problem more serious. We probably still has about 10 years' window before OTEC needs to come to the rescue.
Dec 11, 2015
I received two no-reply emails in my inbox but was not able to respond. I prefer direct email address for the ability to have substantial communication. If you need my email address it is email@example.com. You proposal is much more extensive than most proposal in these MIT contest groups. Global warming is an extensive problem that need extensive effort. The age of twitter with 140 character limit is only good for slogans.
Mar 7, 2016
I am surprised to find that the two comments I wrote for a different contest entry (ocean tide energy) appear in this proposal. I am happy about the situation but I cannot take credit for the two previous comments in this discussion. In my previous comments, it is clear I think of ocean thermal energy as the most abundant and important renewable energy resource on earth.
I am against combining ocean energy technologies in the energy island concept at this time. Combination of different technologies should be done after each of the technologies has reliable cost estimate. These technologies also need to be compatible and combination is able to reduce the overall cost. My opinion (or judgment) is OTEC by itself will be far most cost effective than any other marine renewable energy technology and the most cost effective OTEC design will be basically submerged (island may not be the right word). More analysis will not support energy island proposal.
Mar 15, 2016
This idea is amazing, Manaugh & Majdi !
Surprisingly, I come from Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago.
which lying between Indian ocean and Pacific ocean.
The idea of Energy Island is very potential to be implemented here,
so I encourage you to propose it to our government as well. So bright prospect !
All the best for your proposal !
Mar 25, 2016
I am sorry to have been slow to respond to your comment. Said and I have been busy with efforts to implement another proposal -- one which might help make progress toward providing clean energy to the world and cutting back emissions ASAP. That proposal is shown at https://www.climatecolab.org/contests/2015/global-climate-action-plan/c/proposal/1324201. Potentially, it would allow Indonesia and every other nation in the world to join in a serious effort to combat climate change.
May 23, 2016
Thanks for your proposal. Looks interesting. Sorry I don’t have enough technical knowledge to provide great comments. Just a few notes:
Thanks, good luck,
Jun 10, 2016
Congratulations on making the semi-finals!
What would be the minimally viable product (MVP) for testing this? What would the cost and timeline be?
Who do you plan to ask for funding of this solution?
Jun 22, 2016
Perry,Thank you for the questions you asked and the concerns you expressed. I suggest that you can find much detailed information relevant to your concerns by reading the materials that are listed in our reference section. Your last question about a minimally viable product for testing the Energy Island concept is interesting to us because we are considering what it might take to provide proof of concept. Perhaps a scaled-down version of one Energy Island module would be adequate to use for testing the concept of co-locating various energy-tapping devices along with CAES. A small model, however, would not allow proof about certain claimed benefits that come from the large size of Energy Island -- e.g., stability, safety, and economies and efficiencies of scale. Perry, Thank you for the questions you asked and the concerns you expressed. I suggest that you can find much detailed information relevant to your concerns by reading the materials that are listed in our reference section. Your last question about a minimally viable product for testing the Energy Island concept is interesting to us because we are considering what it might take to provide proof of concept. Perhaps a scaled-down of one Energy Island module would be adequate to use for testing the concept of co-locating various energy-tapping devices along with CAES. A small model, however, would not allow proof about certain claimed benefits that come from the large size of Energy Island -- e.g., stability, safety, and economies and efficiencies of scale.
Jun 22, 2016
How about using this system as a possibly even less damaging bladeless wind generator? http://www.upworthy.com/try-not-to-jiggle-while-watching-these-amazing-bladeless-wind-turbines?g=2&c=upw1