Geothermal Resources in Iceland

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)
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/HydrogeologyKeyword: renewable energy