Today marks the 40th anniversary of OTEC-1 a larger-scale floating test-bed that sought to scale up successes on Mini-OTEC. Here are two articles looking back:
The second article is a good look at the project and how politics scuttled some of the advances made early on.
Some of the commentary has proved to be prophetic, but luckily, enthusiasm and support by the international community has not disappeared. OTEC technology is ready.