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Geothermal Energy

An Alternative Resource for the 21st Century

1st Edition - October 19, 2006

Authors: Harsh K. Gupta, Sukanta Roy

Language: English
Hardback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 4 - 5 2 8 7 5 - 9
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 0 4 6 5 6 4 - 7

More than 20 countries generate electricity from geothermal resources and about 60 countries make direct use of geothermal energy. A ten-fold increase in geothermal energy use is… Read more

Geothermal Energy

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More than 20 countries generate electricity from geothermal resources and about 60 countries make direct use of geothermal energy. A ten-fold increase in geothermal energy use is foreseeable at the current technology level. Geothermal Energy: An Alternative Resource for the 21st Century provides a readable and coherent account of all facets of geothermal energy development and summarizes the present day knowledge on geothermal resources, their exploration and exploitation. Accounts of geothermal resource models, various exploration techniques, drilling and production technology are discussed within 9 chapters, as well as important concepts and current technological developments.