Geothermal Articles

  • Cultivating geothermal energy sources – Case Study

    Since the early twentieth century, geothermal energy has been used to produce electricity. In the 1980’s and 90’s, rapid expansion in the demand for geothermal energy put pressure on suppliers to reduce costs and increase efficiencies. Because of high temperatures and varying ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Ground Source Heat Pumps Rudges Hill Case Study

    Rudges Hill is a converted farm house in rural Oxfordshire undergoing renovation and extension. The owners were keen to reduce the future running costs of heating the house, producing hot water and heating the outdoor pool. Isoenergy installed a 34kW CTC ground source heat pump system with energy collected from 2,400 meters of horizontal collector ...


    By Isoenergy | ISO Energy Ltd.

  • Projects Play Fairways Geothermal Resource Analysis, Washington - Case Study

    AltaRock Energy, in cooperation with the Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources (WADGER), is conducting a detailed exploration study of Washington State as part of the Play Fairway grant funded by the  ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Projects Newberry EGS Demonstration, Oregon - Case Study

    The Newberry EGS Demonstration project is the site of cutting-edge research into enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) development.  AltaRock Energy began investigating the Newberry site for EGS development in 2009 . The project site is located on the western flank of Newberry Volcano in Central Oregon and aims to improve the feasibility and viability of EGS technologies and applications. The ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Projects Greenfield EGS, Weyerhaeuser Leases, WA, OR, CA - Case Study

    In 2008 AltaRock Energy made an agreement with Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE:WY) to explore the potential for developing geothermal projects on 667,000 acres of land in California, Oregon, and Washington. After 3 years of exploration and evaluation, AltaRock exercised its option to lease the geothermal right to approximately 45,000 acres of the land with the best potential for geothermal ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Projects Umatilla Indian Reservation Geothermal Resource Study - Case Study

    This is an exciting new project to expand understanding of the natural resources of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (UIR) and move the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) one step closer to energy independence. AltaRock is working with HotRock Energy ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Projects Davenport Newberry Holdings, LLC. - Case Study

    AltaRock Energy, Inc. actively manages over 40,000 acres of geothermal leases on the western flank of Newberry Volcano in central Oregon. The leases, held by Davenport Newberry Holdings, LLC. (DNH) and administered by the US Bureau of Land Management, represents a unique opportunity to test and develop Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) technologies in the field. In partnership with the US ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Projects Newberry Geothermal Energy (NEWGEN), Oregon - Case Study

    Newberry Geothermal Energy (NEWGEN) is a collaborative effort lead by a team of researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Oregon State University, and AltaRock Energy. The NEWGEN team includes experts in EGS research and development, commercial power generation, engineering and the hard sciences which will lead the project forward while maintaining educational outreach in both the ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Projects Thermoelectric Generators in a Geothermal Field - Case Study

    This is an R&D project which will build and test a new field-scale thermoelectric generator (TEG) at our Bottle Rock Power geothermal facility near Cobb, California. TEGs produce electrical energy when a strong enough temperature difference exists across the generator (a phenomenon known as the Seebeck effect). This will be the first ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Striving For Perfection: Flow Energy Partnership Improves Geothermal Energy Production

    Since the early twentieth century, geothermal energy has been used to produce electricity. In the 1980’s and 90’s, rapid expansion in the demand for geothermal energy put pressure on suppliers to reduce costs and increase efficiencies. Now geothermal energy production is becoming a common practice around the globe. One of the largest energy companies in Turkey is blazing the ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • KB Racking’s Custom Solutions Yield Riveting Results in New Jersey!

    2016 marked a very productive time in the relationship between KB Racking and Evergreen Energy Solutions as we worked together on three large solar projects in the state of New Jersey. Two of them have already been completed and the third is expected to be fully installed late 2017. The total combined project size of these three projects exceeds an astounding 8500 panels. ...


    By KB Racking

  • 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

  • WBA Fossil Exit Strategy

    After COP 21 (Paris): Fossil Exit Strategy 2030 One year after the conference in Paris, the world is moving away from the targets of COP21. The most embarrassing fact is the ongoing increase of the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. This concentration reached 400ppm in 2014 for the first time in the human history. A value of 420 ppm is usually regarded ...

  • Regional geological recognition for the implementation of a urban geothermal concept

    A reflection seismic survey was performed in the city of Lausanne (CH) to map geological layers relevant to geothermal energy production. By using a wireless seismic system and a powerful seismic vibrator source we were able to high quality results despite the presence of elevated urban noise levels. The new subsurface maps allow the estimation of the geothermal potential for the city of ...


    By Geo2X

  • Africa’s green energy challenge: Mega projects, off-grid or somewhere in between?

    South of the Sahara, getting electricity to 620 million people may require an all-of-the-above strategy. A 310-megawatt wind farm sprouting up in a remote, barren landscape near Lake Turkana in northern Kenya has the clean energy world buzzing — and for good reason. Africa’s largest wind farm, with 365 towering turbines, is creating more than 500 stable jobs in an ...


    By Ensia

  • Case Study - 6MW Non-Condensing Power Plant

    Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea – 2003 First Geothermal Power Station in PNG: Press Release, April 16, 2003 Lihir Gold Limited “Gold company Lihir Gold Limited is turning its vast geothermal resource into an opportunity. In April, the company started commissioning a 6MW geothermal power station, the first in Papua New Guinea to use natural geothermal ...

  • Case Study - Aluto Langano Power Plant Rehabilitation

    Aluto Langano, Ethiopia – 2007 The Aluto Langano Geothermal Pilot Plant (ALGPP) is located on the Aluto volcanic complex of the Ethiopian Rift valley, close to the eastern escarpment between Lake Langano and Lake Ziway, some 200 km southeast of Addis Ababa. The Aluto volcanic complex is a young acidic system consisting of domes, lava, and pyroclastic interbeds. The geothermal field was ...

  • Case Study - 30MW Single Flash Power Plant and 20 MW Expansion

    Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea – 2005 In December 2003, Lihir Management Company awarded GDA a contract for supply and site supervision for a 30MW (net) geothermal power plant. In 2005, Lihir contracted with GDA for an additional 20 MW of plant equipment. The picture at the right shows the main power house and annex under construction. The power house is the larger open section which ...

  • Zoo-technical application of Ground Source Heat Pumps: a pilot case study

    Ground Source Heat Pumps are energy-efficient HVAC systems usually adopted in residential and commercial buildings. However the control of the thermal environment is required not only in spaces occupied by people, but also in intensive breeding farms, in order to maintain healthy conditions and to increase productivity. In the Italian livestock breedings, heating is usually provided by means of ...


    By Tethys srl

  • Geothermal Survey Project for SINOPEC, Texas - Case Study

    In April 2014, we designed and implemented the seismoelectric survey in south of Houston, TX to detecting the geothermal resource for Sinopec ...


    By Seismo Electronic LLC.

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