Volume 5, Issue 3
Published: May 5, 2017
Harnessing the energy of the sea

Developing new sustainable, ecologically acceptable technologies for heating and cooling domestic and commercial premises has been challenging the resources of many energy companies around the world. Harnessing the potential of the sun, sea tides and currents, the wind and the heat trapped deep beneath the earth’s surface have all proven to be successful technologies to varying degrees. To these can be added the thermal energy of the sea. The sea provides enormous potential as an energy source for the world’s population that lives within 100km of a coastline. This has not gone unnoticed by the Engie Group, which has developed energy from tides and currents around the world. Now it has turned its attention to turning the calorific energy of the Mediterranean Sea into space heating and cooling, with the construction of a generation plant in the Port of Marseille. 

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