Oct 14, 2010

Goggle Goes Geothermal

Google Funded Geothermal Vents Could Double Virginia’s Energy
by Timon Singh, 10/14/10
via inhabitat.com

Google seems to be all about renewable energy these days – the online search giant just invested in both an offshore wind highway and a human powered monorail system. Today a project funded by Google announced the discovery of massive geothermal vents under West Virginia that could potentially double the state’s energy generation capacity.

To date Google has invested more than $10 million into advanced geothermal energy systems. Currently, West Virginia produces 16,350 MW per annum from coal. If it was to fully utilize its geothermal reserves, it could produce 18,890 MW.

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