Geothermal News

  • The Most Efficient Form of Renewable Energy

    The renewable energy sector is growing fast. Its strength lies in its diversity and its numerous tangible benefits. This infographic explores the different types that are currently in use. Learn more about how they work and how experts determine their efficiency. Renewable energy accounted for a tenth of the total US energy consumption in 2015. Half of this was in the form of electricity. There ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Winners of the 2017 Geothermal Photo Contest Announced

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is pleased to announce the winners of this year's Amateur Geothermal Photo Contest. The purpose of the contest is to showcase quality photography featuring geothermal energy around the world. 1st Place: Northern lights over a well protection dome in Hellisheidi and the Nesjavellir power plant - Bastien Poux, ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

  • Enel and ENAP Inaugurate South America`s First Geothermal Power Plant Cerro Pabellón

    Enel and ENAP inaugurated Cerro Pabellón, which is the first geothermal power plant in South America and the world's first large-scale facility of this kind to be built at 4,500 meters above sea level. The inauguration ceremony, which follows the start of operations at the second of the plant's two 24 MW-units, was opened by Chile's President Michelle Bachelet and attended by Chile's ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Governments Adopt ‘Florence Declaration’ and Agree to Work Closer to Advance Geothermal Energy

    Governments have agreed to work together to identify and implement measures that will significantly increase the speed of geothermal energy development around the world, following a milestone meeting between public and private leaders Florence this week. Under the terms of the ‘ ...

  • Winners of Geothermal Energy Awards Announced

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC), one of the world’s premier geothermal associations, has announced awards honoring the best and brightest of the global geothermal energy community. These prestigious awards have been a highlight of the geothermal calendar since the late 1970's. The GRC will present the prestigious Aidlin, Pioneer, Henry J Ramey Jr., Ben Holt, and Special ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

  • IAPWS meeting in Kyoto

    The annual meeting of the International Association of the Properties of Water and Steam took place in Kyoto, Japan from August 27th to September 1st . Around 100 experts from academia and industry were discussing actual topics related to water and steam. Shintaro Mori from Kurita Water Industries and Dr. Wolfgang Hater from Kurita Europe joined the working group Power Cycle Chemistry (PCC). The ...


    By Kurita

  • SolarWorld Americas Supplies 14.2 MW in Solar Panels for Innovative Nevada Project

    The project at Patua, about 40 miles east of Reno, has set the solar array side by side with a binary geothermal production plant to take advantage of solar's peak performance periods at times when the geothermal is comparatively less efficient - during the daytime and summer. The combined result provides constant power generation. While not the first, the project is thought to be the biggest of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Utah to Host Ultimate Geothermal Energy Event in October

    Over 1,300 attendees will gather at the world’s largest annual geothermal energy event, the GRC Annual Meeting and GeoExpo+, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah from October 1-4, 2017. Utah Governor Gary Herbert will address the Opening Session of the GRC Annual Meeting on Monday, October 2, and he will be joined by other special guests and energy experts. ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

  • Early Bird Registration Deadline for GRC Annual Meeting is Next Week

    The deadline for early-bird rates for registration for the biggest annual geothermal energy event in the world is August 31. The GRC Annual Meeting & GEA GeoExpo+ will bring together geothermal companies, academics, financiers, policy leaders, students, and other individuals to attend or exhibit at the event, to be held from October 1 to 4 at the Salt ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

  • Ball State University smokestacks begin coming down following geothermal upgrade

    The Associated Press reports workers have begun demolishing the twin smokestacks at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.  The smokestacks have become obsolete by the university’s $83 million installation of a ...

  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems subject of new Google startup

    A geothermal heating and cooling company that began in a “moonshot factory” started by Google became its own company on July 6.  Dandelion Energy Inc. is the name of the stand-alone company coming out of Google’s Alphabet Moonshot Factory. The factory, formerly known as Google X, is an innovation engine that incubates new technical and scientific projects ...

  • Registration Opens for GRC Annual Meeting & GEA GeoExpo+

    Registration is now open for the biggest annual geothermal event of the year. The GRC Annual Meeting & GEA GeoExpo+ will bring together geothermal companies, academics, financiers, policy leaders, students, and other individuals to attend or exhibit at the event, to be held from October 1-4 at the Salt ...

  • Why Uganda is the next energy investment destination

    Uganda’s immense power potential and enormous energy investment opportunities will be in focus when stakeholders and decision makers meet for a strategic two-day conference and showcase during the inaugural Future Energy Uganda in Kampala from 12-13 September 2017. ...

  • Screening tool developed to assess seismic risks from geothermal energy projects

    A new screening tool to assess the potential seismic risks (earthquake activity) from deep geothermal energy projects has been outlined in a recent study. The tool provides categories of seismicity risk for projects, which are dependent on factors including geological aspects, as well as social concern and location in relation to urban areas. The development of a range of low-carbon technologies ...

  • Deadline Nears for Global Geothermal Awards

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) would like to remind the global geothermal community to make their nominations for this year’s GRC Awards. The awards recognize distinguished colleagues in the geothermal community from around the world and have been a highlight of the geothermal calendar since the late 1970’s. The deadline for nominations is Friday, June 16. The ...

  • Two Workshops Announced for Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has announced more details of events at the biggest geothermal energy conference of the year at the Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.   In addition to the main event of the GRC Annual Meeting & Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) GeoExpo+ taking place October 1-4, 2017, there will be two workshops before the ...

  • New Atlas Shows Energy Potential of Africa and Opportunities for Investment to Meet Africa`s Energy Needs

    Energy consumption in Africa is the lowest in the world, and per capita consumption has barely changed since 2000 shows a new Atlas released by the UN Environment and African Development Bank at the World Economic Forum being held in Durban, South Africa. Current energy production in Africa is insufficient to meet demand. About a third of the total African population still lacks access to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • International Conference on Film Forming Amines and Products

    From 03.-06. April the Swiss section of the IAPWS (International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam) hosted the first “International Conference on Film Forming Amines and Products” in Lucerne, Switzerland. More than 80 participants from 20 countries were presenting and discussing the application of film forming amines mainly in power plants, but also in the growing ...


    By Kurita

  • Investing in geothermal drilling offers great returns

    As natural gas costs continue to rise, many homeowners are looking for alternative heating and cooling options. Geothermal HVAC is gaining in popularity, and for good reason. Geothermal drilling uses the natural properties of the earth to create clean, renewable heating and cooling for residential homes and businesses, alike. ...

  • Cost of Renewables Fell in 2016, Lowering Global Investment in Clean Energy

    The world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016, even as investment in clean energy fell, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) recently (4/6) reported. "Ever-cheaper clean tech provides a real opportunity for investors to get more for less," said UNEP executive Director Erik Solheim. "This is exactly the kind of situation, where the needs of profit and people meet, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you