The report recommends that DOE develop an accurate and actionable inventory of properties that can be leased or sold for energy development.
SolarWorld has supplied 14.2 megawatts solar panels for a project in Nevada that combines complementary solar and geothermal power generation.
In geothermal systems, heat acquired from water circulating in rock fractures deep in the Earth’s crust is extracted for conversion to electricity.
The finding may help scientists narrow their search for sites where geothermal energy – heat generated and stored in the Earth – could be sustainably recovered.
Enhanced Geothermal Systems can help us tap into a vast energy resource with the potential to generate enough clean energy to power millions of homes.
By validating methods for recovering and purifying critical materials, the economic and production benefits of geothermal energy projects can be improved, making them more cost-competitive at a wider range of locations.