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Aerial view of the Wayang Windu Geothermal Power Plant in Indonesia. Credit: Victaulic.

Geothermal Piping Systems Get into the Groove

Alfred Chua May 8, 2015 How do you design outdoor piping to account for changing elevation, uneven terrain, seismic and thermal movement, and the reroutes required of a drilling fluid system? This was the challe...

Carbon Nanoballs Can Transform the Renewable Energy Supply

Christian Müller, Chalmers University of Technology February 2, 2015 Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have discovered that the insulation plastic used in high-voltage cables can withstand a 26 per cent higher voltage if nanometer-sized carb...

Researchers Developing Supercomputer to Tackle Grid Challenges

Ernest Tucker, EERE July 7, 2014 "Big data" is playing an increasingly big role in the renewable energy industry and the transformation of the nation's electrical grid, and no single entity provides a better tool for suc...

Can We Turn Unwanted Carbon Dioxide Into Electricity?

Pam Frost Gorder, The Ohio State University January 1, 2014 Researchers are developing a new kind of geothermal power plant that will lock away unwanted carbon dioxide (CO2) underground – and use it as a tool to boost electric power generation by ...

An Overview of US Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy Funding Programs

Ron Flavin, Contributor November 1, 2013 The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program was officially launched in 2009 as the result of the 2007 America COMPETES Act, which was signed by President George W. Bush....

Alloy Developed at Sandia Has Potential for Electronics in Geothermal Wells

Sue Holmes, Sandia National Labs March 26, 2013 An alloy that may improve high-temperature electronics in oil and geothermal wells was really a solution in search of a problem.

Temperature Differences Give Rise to Electricity

Yngve Vogt, Journalist, Apollon Magazine, University of Oslo, Norway November 10, 2011 More than half of today's energy consumption is squandered in useless waste heat, such as the heat from refrigerators and all sorts of gadgets and the heat from factories and power plants...

Plasma Nanoscience Needed for Green Energy Revolution

Michael Bishop, Institute of Physics April 14, 2011 A step change in research relating to plasma nanoscience is needed for the world to overcome the challenge of sufficient energy creation and storage, says a leading scientist from CSIRO M...

Magma Power for Geothermal Energy?

Andy Fell, UC Davis February 23, 2011 When a team of scientists drilling near an Icelandic volcano hit magma in 2009, they had to abandon their planned experiments on geothermal energy. But the mishap could point the way to a...

Researchers Examine New England's EGS Potential

Janet Lathrop, UMass Amherst News Office November 10, 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst geologists say that hot rocks beneath granite-rich New England -- way down, 2.5 to 4 miles deep -- could represent the next great clean energy source, ...


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