geothermal energy plant Articles

  • Exergoeconomic evaluation of a geothermal power plant

    In this study, exergy and exergoeconomic analyses of the Dora II geothermal power plant (DGPP) with 9.5 MW net power output are carried out by using real thermodynamic and cost data. The exergetic efficiency of this plant is calculated to be 29.6%. The highest exergy destruction rate among the DGPP components occurs in the cooling towers followed by the turbines, vaporisers, preheaters and pumps. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Geothermal Energy... Power from the Depths

    The Earth's crust is a bountiful source of energy—and fossil fuels are only part of the story. Heat or thermal energy is by far the more abundant resource. To put it in perspective, the thermal energy in the uppermost six miles of the Earth's crust amounts to 50,000 times the energy of all oil and gas resources in the world! The word 'geothermal' literally means 'Earth' plus 'heat.' ...

  • Hybrid Geothermal/Solar Energy Technology For Power Generation

    The novel proposed schemes of hybrid Solar Chimney Power Plant (SCPP) offer a number of potential advantages and represents an innovative way to reduce cost and minimizing the environmental impact. They are based on thermal conversion, which allows hybrid operation with both solar radiation and low temperature geothermal to continue generating electricity even when sunlight is not available. This ...


  • What’s geothermal again?

    Some green energy sources seem to have charisma; others struggle for public attention with little success. Solar energy is an “it” technology, as evidenced once again by the tremendous participation in the annual Solar Power International conference in Anaheim, California this week (Oct. 27-29). Twice as many companies (945) are displaying their wares in the Expo Hall this year, despite the still ...

  • Utilisation of deep geothermal energy for heating purposes

    The Hot-Dry-Rock-(HDR) technology allows a location-independent utilisation of geothermal heat, because aquifers in deep formations, i.e. layers filled with water, are not necessary. The flow paths for the circulating water in a depth of 4 km are created by hydraulic fracturing of existing gaps. Due to the fact that this new technology is quite cost-intensive, high annual load duration of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exergy analysis and performance evaluation of Kizildere Geothermal Power Plant, Turkey

    Conventional geothermal power plants (GPP) differ from fossil-fuel power plants (FFPP) in many ways. The most specific ones are that GPPs are not cyclic plants and the working fluid is not pure steam. Geothermal steam contains non-condensable gases (NCG) which degrade power plant efficiency. This discrepancy leads to two considerations in energy and exergy analysis of GPPs. One is that the amount ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exergy analysis and pressure optimisation of geothermal binary power plants

    Binary geothermal power plants are used for power production from moderate temperature geothermal reservoirs (85-170°C). In performance analysis of those plants, the second law of thermodynamics is used like in other conventional power plants. In this paper, the exergy analysis and pressure optimisation methods are described for binary power plants. The method described is applied to a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Performance optimisation of the combined single flash binary geothermal power plant

    In this paper, the optimal operating conditions of a hypothetical combined single flash-binary geothermal power plant are investigated and performance analyses are performed based on Aydin-Germencik field in Turkey. The relationship between flashing pressure, turbine inlet pressure of the binary cycle and total heat transfer area of the heat exchanger are determined for maximum power output of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The effect of ambient temperature fluctuation on the performance of geothermal power plants

    Seasonal and diurnal temperature fluctuations have significant effects on cooling water temperature and on the condenser temperature. The power produced by plants that utilise a low temperature resources, such as geothermal units, are more susceptible to ambient temperature fluctuations than conventional power plants. An exergy analysis was performed to evaluate the effect of ambient temperature ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Efficiency of a Biodegradable Antiscalant against Barite under Geothermal Plant Conditions

    In geothermal power plants, various types of scales can occur. Barite (BaSO4, barium sulfate) is the dominating mineral species of the scales in a region in middle Europe, acting as isolation material and leading to a reduction of the heat transfer and clogging of installations. Further, sulphide minerals like galena (PbS, lead sulfide) may be part of the scaling. As a ...


    By Kurita

  • Personal Account: Stanford Geothermal Workshop

    AltaRock Energy’s Matt Uddenberg accompanied a group of staff to this year’s Stanford Geothermal Conference, where AltaRock’s Susan Petty and Trenton Cladouhos gave a presentation on the Newberry EGS Demonstration. This was Matt’s first experience with the workshop, so we asked him to ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Kenya’s first carbon credits from geothermal energy pay for schools

    Last month, I drove through dust on bumpy dirt roads from Nairobi to visit the Oloirowua Primary School in Suswa, 140 kilometers northeast of the Kenya capital. The school sits on the vast savannah near Hell’s Gate National Park, an area with substantial geothermal potential. Here, KenGen, Kenya’s electric generating company, has built the ...


    By The World Bank

  • As Global Demand for Electricity Grows, Geothermal Energy Heats Up

    January 9, 2017 — At 2:46 p.m. local time on Friday, March 11, 2011, Japan was rocked by the largest earthquake ever to strike its shores. The 9.1 magnitude quake triggered a devastating tsunami that killed more than 15,000 people. It also took out the back-up emergency generators that cooled the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant complex, causing a series of ...


    By Ensia

  • World geothermal power generation nearing eruption

    With fossil fuel prices escalating and countries searching for ways to reduce oil dependence and greenhouse gas emissions, capturing the earth’s heat for power generation is garnering new attention. First begun in Larderello, Italy, in 1904, electricity generation using geothermal energy is now taking place in 24 countries, 5 of which use it to produce 15 percent or more of their total ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Geothermal Power Approaches 12,000 Megawatts Worldwide

    In 2013, world geothermal electricity-generating capacity grew 3 percent to top 11,700 megawatts across 24 countries. Although some other renewable energy technologies are seeing much faster growth—wind power has expanded 21 percent per year since 2008, for example, while solar power has grown at a blistering 53 percent annual rate—this was geothermal’s best year since the ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • World geothermal power generation nearing eruption

    With fossil fuel prices escalating and countries searching for ways to reduce oil dependence and greenhouse gas emissions, capturing the earth’s heat for power generation is garnering new attention. First begun in Larderello, Italy, in 1904, electricity generation using geothermal energy is now taking place in 24 countries, 5 of which use it to produce 15 percent or more of their total ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Talking Point: Geothermal systems and the value of maintenance programmes

    Mike Deed, Managing Director of Geoquip Water Solutions, is the author of Talking Point in the October issue of Groundwater Engineering. He focuses on the huge benefits of installing a geothermal system and the importance ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • Evaluation of utilisation opportunities of geothermal energy in the Kavala region, Greece, using exergy analysis

    Greece has a lot of geothermal energy fields. Due to legal inefficiencies, the exploitation of this renewable energy source remains at very low levels. In this work, the operation of a cogeneration (hot water and electricity) geothermal plant that could be built in Eratino, Greece, is analysed. The research on the development of a low enthalpy geothermal field is investigated as a very essential ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Electricity production from geothermal sources by binary system; choosing secondary fluids

    Because of the increasing prices of fossil fuels and the demand for cleaner electricity production, many sources of renewable energy have been proposed. Although Turkey has the seventh highest geothermal potential in the world and the second highest in Europe, electricity generation from geothermal energy is quite low. The purpose of this article is to search for the possibility of electrical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Oceans of Energy

    Technologies that harness the energy of moving water or temperature differentials in the oceans promise to deliver abundant carbon-free electricity. Long before humans got hooked on fossil fuels, we learned how to harness the power of water to do work. Rivers ran mills that ground flour, sawed logs or spun looms that transformed fibers into textiles. Later generations realized that moving water ...


    By Ensia

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