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Geothermal power in Germany

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Geothermal power in Germany

Internal view of the ORC-power plant located in Neustadt-Glewe, Northern Germany

Geothermal power in Germany is expected to grow, mainly because of a law that benefits the production of geothermal electricity and guarantees a feed-in tariff. Less than 0.4 percent of Germany's total primary energy supply came from geothermal sources in 2004. But after a renewable energy law that introduced a tariff scheme of EU €0.15 [US $0.23] per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for electricity produced from geothermal sources came into effect that year, a construction boom was sparked and the new power plants are now starting to come online.

History

The first German geothermal power plant was built in 2003 in


[1]

  1. ^ Geothermal ORC-power modules
  2. ^ study of possible geothermal power production in Germany

References

In the same year (2003) the TAB (bureau for technological impact assessment of the German Bundestag) concluded that Germany's geothermal resources could be used to supply the entire base load of the country. This conclusion has regard to the fact that geothermal sources have to be developed sustainably because they can cool out if overused.[2]

Sustainability

This first project proved that the generation of electricity from geothermal sources at low temperature levels is possible in Germany. [1]

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