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17 Oct 2017
Jules Verne mentioned OTEC in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Jacques Arsene d'Arsonval, a French physicist, proposed tapping the thermal energy of the ocean.
D'Arsonval's student, Georges Claude, built the first OTEC plant, in Matanzas, Cuba in 1930
J. Hilbert Anderson and James H. Anderson, Jr. patented their new "closed cycle" design
Tokyo Electric Power Company 's operational 120 kW closed-cycle OTEC plant on the island of Nauru.
The U.S. established the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) at Hawaii, a leading test facility for OTEC technology
In 2002, India tested a 1 MW floating OTEC pilot plant near Tamil Nadu.
In 2011, Makai Ocean Engineering completed a heat exchanger test facility at NEHLA,Hawaii.
OTEC plant built by Makai Ocean Engineering went operational in Hawaii in August 2015
Saga University with various Japanese industries completed the installation of a new OTEC plant.
Research for open-cycle started
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