The 150 generational global warming hiatus

The heat of global warming converted to useful work.


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The objective of Thermodynamic Geoengineering is to maximize the amount of the heat of global warming converted to useful work.

 

It takes 100,000 square miles of solar panels to produce the equivalent of the 18 terawatts of energy consumed globally annually. Whereas only 10,500 square miles of the ocean’s surface is required to produce 29 terawatts with Thermodynamic Geoengineering  by converting surface ocean heat with OTEC, and the wind, solar and wave energy that acts on and flows over and below the TG platforms.

 

The ratio is 80 percent OTEC and 20 percent for the other sources. 

 

To convert surface heat to work it is necessary to maximize the flow of warm water through the heat exchangers shown in the " Underside of 10 MW prototype" and the "200MW plant underside" figures shown on the right. And the condensers in figures, "200 MW Isoview of bottom section" and "200 MW top of bottom section" which  are dragged behind and below the surface sections.

 

The impetus for the platforms is provided by the three impellers shown best in the "Underside of the 10 MW platform", which are powered by the electricity produced from the the red, green and yellow converters that collect electricity from the windmill and solar panels (green), the wave amplifiers on the underside of the platforms (yellow) and the energy carriers converted by the electricity produced by OTEC, a portion of which can be scavenged from the red collectors but mostly is stored in the large, round, holding tanks (red) on the top side of the platforms.    

 

The trade winds, or easterlies, are the permanent east-to-west prevailing winds that flow in the Earth's equatorial region (between 30°N and 30°S latitudes).

 

 

These can be harvested to produce power for the impellers when the platforms are moving downwind and to a lesser extent by horizontal or vertical windmills when the platforms are transiting upwind. Thus with sails up or furled or stored.

 

A 10 MW prototype will be required as a proof of concept prior to scaling to larger platforms.

 

10 MW Prototype going downwind

 

 

 

 

 

10 MW Prototype going upwind

 

 

10 MW prototype upwind with horizontal windmill

 

 

 

Underside of 10 MW prototype

 

 

200MW plant going downwind

 

 

 

 

 

200MW plant going upwind

 

 

200MW upwind with horizontal windmills

 

 

 

 

200MW plant underside

 

 

 

 

 

 

200 MW Isoview of bottom section

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

200 MW top of bottom section