Morris A. Pierce, District Energy Library, University of Rochester
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This website provides an overview of geothermal resources in Iceland, focusing specifically on heating and electricity plans in Reykajavik. Topics include the history of geothermal sources of energy in Iceland, how the plant works, geothermal resources in Iceland, output and distribution, economy and investments, and research and outlook for future developments. The content includes detailed information about the geologic setting of the geothermal areas and the mechanics of the geothermal energy plant in Reykjavik. This site also provides a link to statistical figures on geothermal district heating systems in Iceland under the "District Energy in Iceland" link.
Subject: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14) Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater, Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Terrestrial, Biosphere:MicrobiologyKeyword: renewable energy
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