Small geothermal energy projects may become popular in Japan

IHI Corporation anticipates that smaller geothermal plants will find better success than larger facilities. Japan is seeking greener energy sources and IHI Corp. believes that small geothermal energy plants will be a big hit in the country, particularly in the years to come. A 20 Kilowatt (kW) generator has the ability to convert hot water into electricity. The Japanese heavy equipment manufacturer, which is based out of Tokyo, has created a 20 kW generator that cannot only produce energy from hot water, but it can be up and running in…

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Geothermal energy market is gaining momentum

Representatives to come together for geothermal power conference being held in the US Representatives from 24 countries will come together in Washington D.C. in April in order to participate in an event being hosted by the Geothermal Energy Association. The event is meant to highlight matters concerning geothermal development in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world. During the event, the Geothermal Energy Association is expected to release the results of its annual international geothermal market update, showcasing the growth that this form of renewable energy has made throughout the…

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Alternative energy news: Geothermal energy controversy heats up in Japan

As the country seeks sources of power outside of nuclear, strong opposing opinions become louder. One of the hottest topics in Japan, right now is in alternative energy news, as all of the 48 operational nuclear reactors across the country have been shut down for safety inspections, and replacement forms of power are considered. In this light, geothermal energy advantages and disadvantages have been a source of considerable debate. Three years have passed since the tsunami that caused the meltdown of three reactor cores at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power…

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Geothermal energy could replace nuclear in Japan

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Geothermal energy has vast potential in Japan Despite sidetracking its plans to be rid of nuclear energy within the coming years, Japan is still keen to replace its nuclear power plants with safer forms of energy. In 2011, the Fukushima disaster triggered a serious nuclear crisis in Northern Japan when a powerful tsunami tore apart several nuclear power facilities. Since then, the country has been working to move away from nuclear power, and geothermal may be becoming one of the best paths for this endeavor. Iceland ambassador highlights the capabilities…

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Japan again turns to geothermal energy to replace nuclear power

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Geothermal energy could solve some of the country’s energy problems Geothermal energy has long been a promising prospect in Japan. The country’s proximity to the geological region known as the Ring of Fire makes it home to vast potential in regards to geothermal energy systems. In the wake of the Fukushima disaster of 2011, the country has been working to phase out its use of nuclear energy. Nuclear power once accounted for the majority of the country’s energy, which the Japanese government is now keen to replace with other forms…

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Japan begins to focus more on geothermal energy

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Nuclear is out and geothermal is in As Japan finalizes its move away from nuclear power, the country has a need to fill the void left behind. The country is home to a powerful hydrogen fuel cell system, called ENE-FARM, which has proven capable of handling some of the country’s demand for electricity. Japanese officials believe that other forms of alternative energy are needed and that the country cannot rely solely on hydrogen fuel. To this end, the country has set its sights on geothermal energy. Ring of Fire is…

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