Science News 2012 (English)

Series - Geothermal Power: Revival of Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Power?

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Running Time : 5minutes

Publication Year(JFY) : 2012


To increase the generation of geothermal power, a technique called Hot Dry Rock power generation that was developed 10 years ago has been gaining attention again. Hot Dry Rock power generation is a technique that involves drilling an artificial well into hot rock below the earth's surface, and pumping water into it to produce steam and hot water needed for power generation. Because superheated hot rock is widely distributed beneath Japan, the advantage of Hot Dry Rock geothermal power is the broad choice of locations for possible power generation sites.