51: Dan Grech of OTEC Global Resources – Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion

Dan Grech is the CEO and Co-founder is Global OTEC Resources. He is working to reduce tropical islands reliance on fossil fuels in areas that are suitable for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC).
Highlights:
Dan’s journey from watching David Attenborough to researching desalination
Prototyping OTEC, to pitching for pro-bono work and working at the Maldives
Benefits of having a sales background
Why building OTEC for a resort make sense
What is OTEC?
Moving islands away from diesel and the OTEC market
Grant funding for sustainable projects
Time stamp:
[01:44] The Attenborough effect
[06:00] Meeting a technical co-founder
[08:00] Skype calling experts
[11:50] History of OTEC
[14:00] OTEC 101
[16:30] Core markets for OTEC is 30 terawatts
[19:45] Moving from 100kW to 1.5mW
[22:10] Biggest learnings
[25:00] Vision of Dan
Useful link:
Dan Grech’s Linkedin (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/dangrechuk)
Dan Grech’s Twitter (https://twitter.com/dangrech)
OTEC Resorts Twitter (https://twitter.com/otecresorts)
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