TY - CHAP A1 - Alejandro García Huante A2 - Yandy Rodríguez Cueto A3 - Erika Paola Garduño Ruiz A4 - Ricardo Efraín Hernández Contreras ED1 - Albert S. Kim ED2 - Hyeon-Ju Kim Y1 - 2020-05-13 PY - 2020 T1 - General Criteria for Optimal Site Selection for the Installation of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Plants in the Mexican Pacific N2 - The 21st century is characterized as an era of natural resource depletion, and humanity is faced with several threats due to the lack of food, energy, and water. Climate change and sea-level rise are at unprecedented levels, being phenomena that make predicting the future of ocean resources more complicated. Oceans contain a limitless amount of water with small (but finite) temperature differences from their surfaces to their floors. To advance the utilization of ocean resources, this book readdresses the past achievements, present developments, and future progress of ocean thermal energy, from basic sciences to sociology and cultural aspects. BT - Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) SP - Ch. 7 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.90280 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.90280 SN - 978-1-78985-572-2 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-19 ER -