Seasteads present an opportunity to showcase state-of-the-art clean energy technology, and take advantage of some of the most potent untapped sources of energy on earth: wind, waves and currents. Other technologies with potentially profitable applications aboard seasteads include solar panels, and biodiesel from salt water algae farms.
The main limitation on feasible alternative energy sources is small surface area on which technology can be mounted. In this sense, alternative energy will have to be closely intertwined with the overall seastead design. Investors will want to know the cost per kilowatt hour of the alternatives under different assumptions about the seastead size, geographical location and design.
Posted on February 1, 2012 at 1:26 am