OTEC Africa founder Petter Dessne, photo by Karin Dessne

Letter from the founder

Life began at sea. Therefore, it's appropriate that many of the future energy sources, which will help humans in their fight against global warming, also originate above or under the surface of the sea.

OTEC is a fascinating technology, which has previously been discarded as being too expensive for serious investigation and research. The high oil price has turned things around, and it's now time to build large-scale OTEC facilities. OTEC Africa wants this to happen, and we want this to happen right where these facilities are needed the most: close to the shores of African nations and other low-income countries close to the equator. OTEC brings both electricity and fresh water to the people, and is an absolutely clean technology.

So far, OTEC Africa has organized the world's first international conference on OTEC and also started the academic journal OTEC Matters. I encourage you to take part in our journey towards a sustainable development for low-income countries and a sustainable way of living for the rest of the world!

Petter Dessne,
OTEC Africa founder