Geothermal Power Technologies

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Although geothermal energy has been widely deployed for direct use in locations with especial geologic manifestations, its potential for power generation has been traditionally underestimated. Recent technology developments in drilling techniques and power conversion technologies from low-temperature heat resources are bringing geothermal energy to the spotlight as a renewable baseload energy option for a sustainable energy mix. Although the environmental impact and economic viability of geothermal exploitation must be carefully evaluated for each case, the use of deep low-temperature geothermal reservoirs could soon become an important contributor to the energy generation around the world.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
EditorsScott A. Elias
Publication date2017
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-12-409548-9
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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