This is a First in alternative energy. In 2013, MAPC deployed a solid-state, modular, and scalable “hydrothermoelectric” generator to extract power from a hydrothermal vent on the ocean floor, where ambient pressures can exceed 2200 psi and temperatures range from 0-325°C or higher.
Mercury, our name for this product, was installed at the Axial Seamount, a submarine volcano two kilometers under the ocean’s surface in the Pacific Northwest. The system is scalable to provide power from hundreds to thousands of Watts, immediately available for powering underwater research sensors, unmanned underwater vehicles, and other autonomous underwater systems in remote or deep locations.
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