October 1, 2008 – Kohala, Hawaii
A preview of the Oceansphere technology planned for use by Hawaii Oceanic Technology, Inc. in the Pacific Ocean a few miles north of Kawaihae Harbor.
These self sustaining orbs, untethered to the ocean floor, will produce large harvests of ahi tuna. The technology will use an exclusive patent pending hybrid ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) power plant to generate the electricity needed to position the large spheres geostatically.
In this interview, Paul Troy explains some of the goals of the aquaculture project. The animation has been provided by Hawaii Oceanic Technology, Inc. and was created by the wizards of Screaming Wink Productions, LLC.
The first couple of Oceanspheres may be deployed by late 2009.