skip to main content

Title: Accelerating Geothermal Research (Fact Sheet)

Geothermal research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is advancing geothermal technologies to increase renewable power production. Continuous and not dependent on weather, the geothermal resource has the potential to jump to more than 500 gigawatts in electricity production, which is equivalent to roughly half of the current U.S. capacity. Enhanced geothermal systems have a broad regional distribution in the United States, allowing the potential for development in many locations across the country.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1134086
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS-5500-61279
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
DOE/EERE Other
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY GEOTHERMAL; RESEARCH; CAPABILITIES