New IDB Report on Ocean Energy Potential in Barbados

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has published a report on the potential of Ocean Energy in Barbados. The report is very comprehensive yet user-friendly, Includes: A Review of Clean Technology Options, Available Resources, and Location Guidance for Potential Areas of Interest for Commercial Development. In support of the IDB and the Barbados Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, the authors (Sweyn Johnston, John McGlynn and Veronica R. Prado) have elaborated on the keys for Ocean Energy Exploration.

Analysis of the most suitable locations for OTEC around Barbados
Analysis of the most suitable locations for OTEC around Barbados

The report, published as a technical note, is presented to provide information on operating principles and development status of several selected Ocean Renewables for deployment in Barbados; i.e. Fixed Offshore Wind, Floating Offshore Wind, Sea Water Air Conditioning, Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion, Wave Energy, Tidal, and Ocean Current Energy. They noted that all matured and state-of-the-art technologies are developed by a range of international technology providers.
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Full IDB Article:
Author of Summary: Sathiabama T. Thirugnana of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Benjamin Martin of Xenesys Inc.