Project: Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)
Duration: 2015 to present
The Archisol concept has been developed by civil engineer Harold Lever, together with Wageningen University. With the principle of the Organic Rankine Cycle power is generated by circulation of heat and cold. Thus, this technology is very suitable for areas with a large difference in heat and cold temperatures of the water. Here, use is made of the principle of Archimedes: the difference in weight of a cold, liquid, working fluid and a heated, gaseous working fluid. The working fluid is heated via a heat exchanger, i.e. the cooled with ocean water, which results in a self-sufficient energy.