As the name implies, GEOTHERMAL is heat (therm) of the earth (geo). While the name is quite basic, it supplies us with extraordinary capabilities.
The most widespread application of geothermal energy in agriculture is, on the other hand, in greenhouse heating, which has been created on a huge scale in quite a few countries. The cultivation of vegetables and flowers out-of-season, or in an unnatural climate, can now draw on a widely experimented technology. Numerous options are accessible for achieving optimum growth circumstances, based on the optimum development temperature of every single plant (Figure 17), and on the quantity of light, on the CO2 concentration in the greenhouse atmosphere, on the humidity of the soil and air, and on air movement.
By 2012, 29 states set mandates for their utility companies to shift their power mix to include things like far more renewable power. Named renewable portfolio requirements or RPS, these standards will punish utilities that fail to shift their energy generation mix to contain the mandated percentage or volume of renewable energy by the pre-determined deadline. For instance, California has mandated that utilities get at least one third of their energy from renewable sources by 2020. This is the highest renewable energy portfolio level in the nation.
The second way of creating energy from the tides is utilizing tidal stream technologies. This is a substantially newer renewable power technology, and at present there are not quite a few operating examples. 1 of furthest progressed technologies is Marine Current Turbine’s machine, which acts like an underwater wind turbine or boat propeller and has been deployed in Strangford Loch in Northern Ireland. There are also various other potential methods of harnessing tidal stream energy, but these are at present all at theoretical or prototype stage.
Iceland has set itself the target of lowering the country’s net CO2 emissions from sector, transport and power generation to zero by 2050. It is currently an environmental superpower by virtue of possessing installed enough geothermal and hydroelectric power generation capacity to obtain the zero-emission target for the power generation sector. This MOU highlights MHI’s commitment not only to improvement of the geothermal energy business but also to the complete spectrum of eco-friendly technologies.