NOAA awards Seatrec Phase I SBIR contract

Seatrec has been awarded a Phase I SBIR contract from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to pursue fundamental research and development related to “Clean Energy from Air-Sea Temperature Differences.”   Seatrec will demonstrate the feasibility and commercial applicability of an environmental energy harvesting system that extracts thermal energy from the air-sea temperature differential and converts it to clean, useful electrical energy.  The proposed thermal engine will have broad applicability but may be particularly well-suited for use at higher latitudes where wind and solar power solutions are suboptimal and the air-sea temperature contrast can exceed 20 deg C.