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About Geothermal

The Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection is available to the geothermal community and interested members of the public who may use this site and its search and knowledge tools to stay better informed of developments in geothermal technology and to gain insights learned from studies in the field since the 1970s. By searching the Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection, users can expect to find a wealth of geothermal citations and reports from various resources including the Department of Energy (DOE) and its national laboratories, industry within the United States, and similar organizations from around the world.The overall geothermal collection at OSTI includes not only DOE-sponsored technical reports and conference proceedings or papers but also includes items such as United States and internationally published journal citations and patents for geothermal products and technologies.

Within the overall collection is a specially denoted* set of geothermal documents which are part of the Geothermal Legacy Collection. The legacy reports, many of which were electronically archived and made web searchable in 2006, are among the most valuable sources of DOE-sponsored information - historical and current - in the geothermal field. In addition to DOE reports, some geothermal legacy documents from other government or state agencies and organizations are included.

Using Basic Search or Advanced Search will focus your retrieval on documents from the geothermal collection (both overall and legacy) from the repository at U.S. DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI). A large number of these documents have been produced as the result of DOE sponsorship or funding.

Using the Distributed Search will find items available not only from OSTI (as above) but also from multiple databases residing at different agencies.