Cornwall seeks to boost geothermal energy capacity

Region offers businesses to take part in geothermal development Businesses specializing in energy development are being invited to bid for a share of more than $13 million in geothermal energy projects that will be taking place in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in England. The projects are associated with the Cornwall and Isle of Scilly Growth Program, which will come to an end in 2020. The majority of the funding will be coming from the European Regional Development Fund and will be issued by the Cornwall council. Geothermal power…

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Scientists seek out new sources of geothermal energy

Researchers are looking for new ways to make use of geothermal energy that could benefit cities Cities may become new sources of geothermal energy in the future. Scientists from Germany and Switzerland have developed a way to measure the groundwater temperature that may lurk beneath the surface of many large cities. Urban environments typically have higher temperatures than what can be found in rural areas. This has to do with how structures trap heat, as well as other factors, and could hint at the potential for cities to be valuable…

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Geothermal energy to expand in Turkey

Organizations invest $125 million into the country’s geothermal energy sector to ensure its growth Geothermal energy in Turkey has gained more financial support, which may help it thrive in the country. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Clean Technology Fund have made an investment of $125 million into Turkey’s geothermal energy sector. The funding is part of a program, called PLUTO, through which both organizations attempt to support the adoption of renewable energy and clean technologies. The PLUTO program aims to develop five new geothermal sites in…

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Satellites may help locate geothermal energy sources beneath cities

European scientists have developed a way to estimate temperature of hidden groundwater under urban centers. A study, recently published in the journal “Environmental Science & Technology,” revealed that scientists in Germany and Switzerland have created a way to estimate groundwater temperature below the surface of cities by basing their calculations on satellite measurements of surface temperatures and the density of buildings. This method, which allows the scientists to estimate groundwater temperature beneath cities, could help them discover untapped sources of geothermal energy, which could be harnessed as renewable power. Urban…

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Countries come together to promote geothermal energy

Global Geothermal Alliance has been launched by a partnership of 36 countries Several countries have joined together to promote the use of geothermal energy throughout the world. The Global Geothermal Alliance has been formed by a coalition of 36 countries, which believe that geothermal energy can be an adequate alternative to conventional forms of power. The coalition aims to see a six fold increase in geothermal energy production by 2030, focusing on developing economies that may be able to benefit most from this form of clean power. Coalition aims to…

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Swedish shopping center to convert to geothermal energy

The planned renewable energy system will reduce Jakobsbergs Centrum’s energy consumption by more than half. Citycon, a leading developer, owner and manager of urban, grocery-anchored shopping centers in the Baltic and Nordic regions, has recently announced that it plans to switch its Swedish shopping center, Jakobsbergs Centrum, to a geothermal energy system to heat and cool the shopping center, which should cut down the center’s energy consumption by as much as 65 percent. The shopping center will become the largest in Sweden to use a comprehensive geothermal plant. What the…

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Huge Geothermal Energy Initiative launched at COP21

New Global Geothermal Alliance aims to dramatically boost global installed geothermal power generation by 2030. Thirty-eight (38) countries and 20 development and industry partners have come together at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21) to launch the Global Geothermal Alliance. This initiative, which is made possible by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), aims to reach a goal of 500% increase in worldwide installed capacity for geothermal energy generation and a 200% increase in geothermal heating by 2030, reported Renewable Energy Magazine. While geothermal could be an ideal…

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Geneva has green-lighted ambitions geothermal power exploration program

The Swiss canton’s utility company is seeking potential geothermal sources in 33 municipalities. This new exploration program to look for possible geothermal power sources is part of the GEothermie 2020 project, a CHF 20 million ($20.2 million) project that the canton of Geneva’s utility company, Services Industriels de Geneva (SIG), launched last year to find sources of hot water naturally occurring under the ground, which could be extracted and used to provide heating or power electrical power generators. Initial tests in 2014 found hot water in the Lake Geneva basin…

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Geothermal system will save Nashville airport over $400K a year

Geothermal plates will be used to provide cool lake water for the airport’s cooling and irrigation system. By next summer, the Nashville International Airport will receive water for its cooling and irrigation systems via a geothermal system installed in the former Hoover Quarry, a 43-acre lake that holds stormwater runoff and is located next to the airport. The project is expected to save the airport nearly $430,000 annually in cooling costs for the next 50 years. Water from the lake will not require energy to be chilled, saving money and…

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Research project explores cleaner and cheaper enhanced geothermal energy systems

Enhanced geothermal power production could become more viable with new fluid. A geothermal energy research project by New Mexico State University Assistant Professor Kenneth C. Carroll and a group of other researchers is exploring non-polluting and cost-effective enhanced geothermal systems (EGS). Their research has led the group to develop a new fracturing fluid that utilizes an eco-friendly polymer to create miniscule cracks in bedrock deep below the earth’s surface. EGS have greater potential to tap the energy of geothermal hot spots in areas where bedrock is otherwise impermeable. Enhanced geothermal…

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Second phase of geothermal energy plant goes online in Nevada

Ormat Technologies Inc. announced that the second phase of its geothermal power facility is now up and running. The large American geothermal energy corporation based in Reno, Nevada said last Thursday that commercial operations began for the second phase of its Don A Campbell geothermal power plant. The plant is located in Mineral County, Nevada, and the second phase has doubled the capacity of the geothermal complex. The renewable energy plant is anticipated to generate 19 MW annually. On average, the Don A Campbell plant is expected to produce 19…

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Valley fire in California damages part of geothermal power facility

The fire caused damage around the geothermal facilities at the Geysers in Middletown, California. Five geothermal power plants at the Geysers 45-squre mile geothermal complex, home to 14 geothermal plants, were damaged by the 61,000 acre Valley Fire that quickly blazed through the area earlier this week. Communications systems, cooling towers, and other infrastructure were damaged at the affected plants. None of the powerhouses have been damaged by the fire. According to Brett Kerr, a spokesperson for Calpine, the plants’ operator, none of the powerhouses containing power-producing turbines were seriously…

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Geothermal energy project in New Zealand moves forward

Eastland Group is given approval to move on to the next development phase of its geothermal power station. In a recent press release from Eastland Group, the company announced that it has received development approval from its sole shareholder, Eastland Community Trust, to go ahead with its planned $120 million investment in its Te Ahi O Maui geothermal energy plant. The company intends to build the plant near Kawerau, a town in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty region. The plant will be designed to produce about 20 megawatts of power.…

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Explore the Market Research into the Geothermal Power in Indonesia, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015

The Report Geothermal Power in Indonesia, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 – Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles provides information on pricing, market analysis, shares, forecast, and company profiles for key industry participants. – MarketResearchReports.biz Geothermal Power in Indonesia, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the wind power market in Indonesia. The…

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Report Finds Ground Source Heat Pumps are Extremely Efficient

According to a new report from North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, The GSHP or Ground Source Heat Pump is 45 percent more efficient than any other heating or cooling system. The report also says that the number of individuals who install this systems completely depends of the amount of state and federal incentives there are. A GSHP takes advantage of the fact that the ground around structures remains significantly constant all year, usually between 45 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the exact location in the US. Pumping the water…

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Market Overview: Global and China Geothermal heat pump Industry 2015 Market Research Report

The Report Global and China Geothermal heat pump Industry 2015 Market Research Report provides information on pricing, market analysis, shares, forecast, and company profiles for key industry participants. – MarketResearchReports.biz For overview analysis, the report introduces Geothermal heat pump basic information including definition, classification, application, industry chain structure, industry overview, policy analysis, and news analysis, etc. View Full Report at http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis/242286 For international and China market analysis, the report analyzes Geothermal heat pump markets in China and other countries or regions (such as US, Europe, Japan, etc) by presenting research…

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