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5 Ways Geothermal Power is Heating Up Around the World __ A couple of good articles and resources. - From -

Africa eyes geothermal power __ "Geothermal — the tapping of steam from hot underground rocks — could provide a source of clean, renewable energy in parts of Africa where electricity is currently limited,..."  Learn about the programs and plans. - From -

Alaska has more geothermal resources than any other state in the ... __ "Alaska has more geothermal resources than any other state in the country, and yet none of these resources has been developed for power generation prior to 2006. In 2004, Chena Hot Springs Resort entered into a partnership with United Technologies Corporation (UTC) to demonstrate their moderate temperature geothermal ORC power plant technology at Chena Hot Springs."  Read about the project. - illustrated - From -

Can Geothermal Power Compete with Coal on Price? __ "An investment bank report says geothermal energy is now cheaper per kilowatt-hour than coal-derived power. But there are lots of caveats."  A good overview. - From -

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy - Geothermal Technologies Program __ "EERE's Geothermal Technologies Program works in partnership with U.S. industry to establish geothermal energy as an economically competitive contributor to the U.S. energy supply."  Learn about the program and technologies. - From -

Geothermal Education Office - Power From the Earth's Heat __ A good introduction to geothermal in a question and answer format. - From -


Geothermal Energy __ An introduction to geothermal energy for kids. - From -

Geothermal Energy - Generating heat energy from the earth __ "Geothermal energy is created by harnessing geothermal energy from the earth. Contrary to popular belief geothermal energy is not technically a renewable energy source. There is widespread debate as to its effectiveness for electricity generation or heating. The articles on this page explore geothermal energy technology." - From -  

Geothermal power __ "Geothermal power is cost effective, reliable, and environmentally friendly, but has previously been geographically limited to areas near tectonic plate boundaries."  An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - Fro wikipedia -

Geothermal Energy—Clean Power From the Earth's Heat __ An introduction to geothermal power and a downloadable 43 page book (PDF format). - From -


Geothermal Power: Beginning To Get The Attention It Deserves __ "Geothermal is base load power. Utilities have a strong preference towards base load and dispatchable power generation (basically power which is always on, or power which they can turn on at will.) In fact, geothermal plants often have capacity factors 86-95%, well above traditional base load generation such as coal." This and other reasons geothermal is getting popular. - From -

Geothermal Power Heats Up in a Down Economy __ "2009 could prove to be the year of geothermal in the U.S. The number of new geothermal projects in the country has risen 25 percent since last August alone, according to report out this week from the Geothermal Energy Association, an industry trade group."  Learn all about the up-turn. - From - 

Geothermal Power - News - Science - The New York Times __ Brief article and many resources. - From New York Times -


geothermal power plant __ "There are three geothermal power plant technologies being used to convert hydrothermal fluids to electricity. The conversion technologies are dry steam, flash, and binary cycle."  Learn how all three types are utilized. - From -  

How Geothermal Energy Works __ A very good introduction and explanation of geothermal energy. - illustrated - From -

How underground 'hot rocks' could power America's future __ "Could hot rocks miles below the earth’s surface be the “killer app” of the energy industry?...Google thinks so. It’s investing more than $10 million to develop new technology that would make this subterranean resource a widespread, economically viable competitor to fossil fuels. - From -




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