Geothermal Energy News

You are here

RSS
July 8, 2015
Through the new Small Business Vouchers Pilot, small businesses will be able to access tools like this large-scale 3D-printer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility. | Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
New National Labs Pilot Opens Doors to Small Businesses

New Small Business Vouchers Pilot will connect clean energy innovators across the country with the top-notch scientists, engineers, and world-class...

June 9, 2015
Energy Department Honored for Inroads in Geothermal Energy
As renewable energy takes a stronger role in supplying the U.S. grid, geothermal power could support a more flexible role to balance the intermitte...
June 5, 2015
Geothermal energy, traditionally a baseload power source among renewables, is poised to emerge also as a flexible power source, balancing intermittent wind and solar power production and reducing variability in energy prices. Source: NREL
Award-winning research takes a fresh look at Geothermal Energy

Geothermal energy technologies under development at the Energy Department could accelerate the supply of more than 100 gigawatts of clean energy to...

May 29, 2015
The Energy Department's project partner Foro Energy lab tests a high power laser tool with a patented technology that could maximize heat recovery from geothermal wells. Source: Foro Energy.
High Power Laser Innovation Sparks Geothermal Power Potential

The Energy Department is backing a new patented technology that uses high power lasers to maximize heat recovery for geothermal energy production.

May 14, 2015
Through funding by the Energy Department, Sandia National Laboratories have refined a useful percussive hammer tool for harsh geothermal applications. Source: Sandia
EERE Success Story—Percussive Hammer Enables Geothermal Drilling
EERE Success Story—Percussive Hammer Enables Geothermal Drilling
May 12, 2015
Geothermal energy below the boiling point is now being harnessed to generate electricity and a host of applications. Source: NREL/Ted Clutter
Request for Information explores mineral recovery from geothermal fluids

The DOE Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) is seeking input on ideas that encourage geothermal development by exploring innovations in extracting...

May 6, 2015
The Stillwater geothermal plant is the first hybrid solar geo facility in the nation. In 2014 Enel Green Power added 2 MW of concentrating solar power to the existing geothermal plant and solar photovoltaic field, for a total installed capacity of ~60 MW. Source: Enel Green Power North America
EERE Success Story—Optimizing Geothermal with Geo-Solar Hybrid Systems
EERE Success Story—Optimizing Geothermal with Geo-Solar Hybrid Systems
April 28, 2015
Geothermal Energy News
Energy Department Announces Project Selections for Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Subsurface Laboratory

The United States Department of Energy announced new $31 million geothermal field laboratory dedicated to cutting-edge research in enhanced...

April 28, 2015
Check out the infographic above to learn how Enhanced Geothermal Systems work. | Graphic by <a href="/node/379579"">Sarah Gerrity</a>.
Top 10 Things You Didn't Know about Enhanced Geothermal Systems

The U.S. generates more electricity through geothermal energy than any other country in the world. Learn about the breakthrough technology that...

April 27, 2015
Energy Department Announces Project Selections in First Phase of Cutting-Edge Enhanced Geothermal Systems Effort

Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy could unlock access to a domestic, geographically diverse and carbon-free source of clean...

April 2, 2015
Energy Department Opens Job Search for Geothermal Technologies Office Director Position
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, is seeking applications for the permanent position of...
March 30, 2015
Phase II commercial operation of Ormat's McGinnis Hills Geothermal Power Plant - which came online in February 2015 - doubled the plant's generating capacity in less than three years, thanks to the Energy Department's loan guarantee program. The plant now generates a combined total of 70 MW. Through early DOE investment, Ormat improved efficiency of energy extraction from geothermal brines there by 10%.
More Than Half of New U.S. Energy in February Derived from Geothermal Sources

Geothermal accounted for more than half of the new U.S. generating capacity brought online in February 2015, according to the latest FERC...

March 19, 2015
Sunrise at Pilgrim Hot Springs outside of Nome, Alaska. | Photo courtesy of CPike, Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP).
EERE Success Story—Geothermal Technology Breakthrough in Alaska: Harvesting Heat below Boiling Temperatures
EERE Success Story—Geothermal Technology Breakthrough in Alaska: Harvesting Heat below Boiling Temperatures
February 19, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's FY2016 Budget Request, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to...

January 28, 2015
Aurelie Roche at the University of Rochester earned a Geothermal Studies Scholarship from the Energy Department in 2014.
Energy Department Awards Geothermal Student Scholarships

When the University of Rochester’s student team won first place in the 2013 DOE National Geothermal Student Competition, they earned two...

January 6, 2015
Hollett speaks on the Energy Department's geothermal portfolio at the largest geothermal industry gathering of the year in Portland, Oregon, September 2014.
Hollett Takes on Renewable Power

Doug Hollett, director of the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), was promoted to Deputy Assistant Secretary, Renewable Power, on November 21 and...

November 20, 2014
Sunrise at Pilgrim Hot Springs outside of Nome, Alaska. | Photo courtesy of CPike,  Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP).
Pilgrim's Progress: An Update on Geothermal Potential in Alaska

A resource in central Alaska is showing promise for geothermal development—the renewable energy that draws on Earth’s natural heat for electricity...

November 4, 2014
Up to $1.15 Million Available to Small Businesses for New Products or Technologies that Expand Geothermal Markets

The Energy Department announced funds targeted to small businesses in two separate geothermal subtopics: a) innovations to develop under-utilized...

October 22, 2014
Mapping Geothermal Heat Flow and Existing Plants
Mapping Geothermal Heat Flow and Existing Plants
Check out our interactive map to learn about geothermal energy, a growing source of clean, renewable American power.
October 9, 2014
Truckee Meadows Community College and Colorado School of Mines Win Geothermal Student Competitions

The Energy Department announced the 2014 winners of the National Geothermal Student Competition and the Geothermal Case Study Challenge last week...

September 29, 2014
GTO Director Doug Hollett Delivers Keynote at the Nation's Largest Industry Gathering, September 29, 2014

The Energy Department's Geothermal Technologies Office participated in the industry's largest geothermal gathering in Portland, Oregon, with a...

August 6, 2014
Energy Department Announces $18 Million for Innovative Projects to Advance Geothermal Energy

As part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced up to $18 million for 32 projects that will...

July 31, 2014
Studies Aid in Optimizing Water Use in Geothermal Applications

Geothermal energy water conservation is a vital concern for this clean energy sector. Read more about how the Energy Department is undertaking safe...

July 31, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Geothermal FORGE Initiative, National Energy Literacy Virtual Town Hall, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to...