Today’s edition (September 18, 2015) of PBN’s “On Energy by Duane Shimogawa” talks about partnership between Japan and US to attract financial support to realize 1 MW plant at NELHA.
Kona was the place to be for OTEC in August 2015. If you weren’t here, you can catch up on developments through West Hawaii Today, Star Advertiser, Scientific American, Energy Harvesting Journal, Popular Science and Grist articles. Details and photos also available on Pat Takahashi’s blog and OTEC Okinawa staff blog. Want to learn more about OTEC? Check ...
Read More Highlight on OTEC in August 2015
Dr. John P. Craven, one of the founders of NELHA, recently died on February 12, 2015. Pioneer and innovator, Dr. Craven not only shaped NELHA into what it is now, but also lay much of the foundation for NELHA’s future. Many of NELHA’s staff remember Dr. Craven with fondness and awe, none more than Jan War as ...
Read More Tribute to Dr. John Craven
Makai Ocean Engineering Inc. has recently announced the receipt of a $3.5 million award from HNEI (Hawaii Natural Energy Institute) and ONR (Office of Naval Research) to continue their OTEC work at NELHA. The work includes designing improved OTEC heat exchangers and the connection of OTEC produced power to the grid. A full press release is available ...
Read More Makai awarded .6M to continue OTEC work at NELHA
The Hawai’i- Okinawa Clean Energy Cooperation 4th annual ocean energy workshop, organized and hosted by the Hawaii County, took place at the Hawaii County Kailua-Kona Civic Center on September 13, 2013. John Delong, NELHA Chairman provides one of the welcome statements. The workshop included progress reports on the recently inaugurated Kumejima test facility.
An overview of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion by Dr. Luis Vega is published in the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Springer, 2012 (http://hinmrec.hnei.hawaii.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/OTEC-Summary-Aug-2012.pdf).
Director Emeritus with the UH Hawaii Natural Energy Institute blogs on simple solutions for the earth and humanity (http://planetearthandhumanity.blogspot.com/). Pat has been involved with OTEC for over 40 years and is a great supporter of the technology.