13 Feb '15, 8pm

42 MW Geothermal Plant Planned For Northern Japan

It’s quite puzzling to see that a country blessed with some of the best geothermal potential in the world has been so reluctatant to exploit a mature, cost-efficient technology while at the same time spending vast sums on still-expensive solar and imported LNG. If you have a bit of hydro to stabilise your grid, as Japan has, there really is no reason not to go all in on geothermal. Few power sources beat it on cost (onshore wind maybe) and none do after you factor in that it is fully dispatchable and thus needs little or no storage. It’s even more puzzling if you look at Japan’s industry: Toshiba is world leader in the manufacture of goethermal power plants, but most of its projects are abroad in places like Costa Rica, the Phillipines and Turkey. So ‘we prefer domestic content’ is no reason not to choose geothermal.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2015/02/13/42-mw-geothermal-plan...

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