Geothermal power generation

Keigo Matsuda*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Geothermal heat is a huge amount of thermal energy obtained from the inside of the earth and emits a small amount of greenhouse effect gas (GHG) when used as energy. In addition, unlike other natural energies such as solar or wind, geothermal power is not affected by weather. Therefore, it is put to a variety of applications from power generation to heat downcycling as a clean energy source. Geothermal power generation is largely divided into two types: steam power generation based on a heat source of about 200 AC and the other binary generation based on a heat source of about 100 AC. Recently, more attention is drawn to binary power generation that uses a lower-temperature heat source. This chapter discusses the road map of geothermal-based power generation system and application of binary power generation technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy Technology Roadmaps of Japan
Subtitle of host publicationFuture Energy Systems Based on Feasible Technologies Beyond 2030
PublisherSpringer Japan
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9784431559511
ISBN (Print)9784431559498
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Binary cycle
  • Geothermal energy
  • Power plant
  • Rankine cycle
  • Social receptivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Energy(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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