Renewable Energy

Seabed shape offshore the InterContinental Resort and Spa in Bora Bora. The white line represents the intake pipe which extends 900m deep.

Makai is committed to the research and development of ocean-based renewable energy sources. Makai’s renewable energy engineers are exploring practical ways of harnessing the abundance of natural energy present in the ocean using existing and emerging technologies such as:

  • Power generation:
    Ocean thermal energy conversion; wave, current, tidal, and offshore wind devices; and subsea power cable studies, route analysis and deployment.
  • Cooling:
    Seawater air conditioning; seawater cooling for onshore and offshore industrial processes such as natural gas liquefaction; radiant cooling; and dedicated outdoor air systems (DOAS).
  • Energy exchange and storage:
    Marine heat exchangers; thermal energy storage (TES); and compressed air energy storage (CAES).