NOTE 1 – NATURE OF BUSINESS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION
Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation is currently in the businesses of:
OTEC and SWAC/LWAC—designing ocean thermal energy conversion (“OTEC”) power plants and seawater air conditioning (“SWAC/LWAC”) plants for large commercial properties, utilities, and municipalities. These technologies provide practical solutions to mankind’s three oldest and most fundamental needs: clean drinking water, plentiful food, and sustainable, affordable energy without the use of fossil fuels. OTEC is a clean technology that continuously extracts energy from the temperature difference between warm surface ocean water and cold deep seawater. In addition to producing electricity, some of the seawater running through an OTEC plant can be efficiently desalinated using the power generated by the OTEC technology, producing thousands of cubic meters of fresh water every day for use in agriculture and human consumption in the communities served by its plants. This cold, deep, nutrient-rich water can also be used to cool buildings (SWAC/LWAC) and for fish farming/aquaculture. In short, it is a technology with many benefits, and its versatility makes OTEC unique.