Renewable Energy

Corrosion Facility
The Ocean Energy Research Center in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

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).