27 Aug 2017

Two reports relevant reports for the geothermal sector: Geothermal Power Technology Brief y Drilling Technologies

The technology brief Geothermal Power Technology Brief, from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), provides technical background information, analyses market potential and barriers, and offers insights for policy makers on geothermal power generation. The amount of heat within the earth’s surface is estimated to contain many times more energy than all oil and gas resources worldwide. Geothermal power, therefore, offers considerable potential for growth. Increasing deployment and the opening of new markets, meanwhile, should drive down the technology’s considerable upfront developments costs, further increasing the competitiveness of geothermal power.

 The report New Drilling Technologies Report, summarises new global developments in geothermal drilling technologies has been published as part of Working Group 13 – Emerging Geothermal Technologies of the IEA-Geothermal.