02 Sep '11, 6pm

Big Island of Hawaii Gets 20% of Its Electricity from Geothermal Plant

The Puna Geothermal Venture is run by Ormat Technologies and is located in the Mt. Kilauea East Rift zone. The plant has five wells that bring up 650-degree geothermal fluids to the surface where the steam is separated out and used to drive generators. The plant also captures waste heat from the primary circuit with fluid pentane to increase power output and efficiency.

Full article: http://www.ecogeek.org/geothermal-power/3587-big-island-o...

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