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Tuesday, 13 July 2010 06:58

Man has always been obsessed with the skies. It all lies beyond the blue skies. Answers to questions. Solutions to challenges. Explanation to his mysteries…

But what if he was ignoring something very basic? What if what if under his feet lay the most mysterious thing? What if the answers, the solutions he seek are hidden down below? What if?

Yet another ‘What if’ that we at Cargo Power & Infrastructure are exploring.

Geothermal Power – The Power from Down Under: 

Geothermal energy is the energy from the heat of the earth. Another reliable, clean and green source of power. Groundwater when seeps way below the earth's surface near a dormant volcano, the water is heated by reservoirs of molten rock, usually at depths of up to 9,800 feet (3,000 m). Wells similar to those used to produce crude oil and natural gas are drilled to recover the water. Once captured, steam and hot water are separated. The steam is cleaned and sent to the power plant. The separated water is returned to the reservoir, helping to regenerate the steam source.

Only a small group of sites around the globe provide the special conditions needed to generate Geothermal energy. At these locations, deep fractures in the earth's crust allow the molten rock to surge close enough to the earth's surface to heat water that goes underground.

Why Shift to Geothermal Power?

In addition to providing clean, renewable power, Geothermal Energy has significant environmental advantages. Geothermal emissions contain no chemical pollutants or waste — they consist mostly of water, which is re-injected underground.

Geothermal Energy is a reliable source of power that can reduce the need for imported fuels for power generation. It's also renewable because it is based on a practically limitless resource — natural heat within the earth.

The electricity produced by our Geothermal Power operations is sold to local power grids, providing clean energy to fuel the growth of some of the most rapidly expanding economies in the world.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 October 2010 13:40