Research on Geothermal Power Generation Technology and Its Development Trend

Yupeng Zhang; Shuzhong Wang; Zefeng Jing; Mingming Lv; Zhende Zhai
September 2014
Applied Mechanics & Materials;2014, Issue 667-679, p413
Academic Journal
More and more attention is paid to geothermal energy because of its cleanability and renewability. Geothermal power generation technology has quantities of advantages and the research is booming. There are three main types of geothermal power generation technologies namely dry stream, flashed stream and binary power generation. It is discussed that working principles, cycle efficiency, advantages and disadvantages, and application. Technology development trend is introduced. The technologies in the future are hot dry rock, magma, combined cycle and low temperature geothermal energy power generations. And they are all of great potential and application prospect.


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