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Geothermal energy equipment manufacturers

 

CHEVRON – Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide.

 

Borealis GeoPowerBGP is a private Canadian corporation focused on developing geothermal and brine mining projects throughout Western and Northern Canada.

 

Ormat Technologies, Inc. – Ormat leads the global geothermal sector: exploring, designing, developing, building, owning and operating geothermal power plants around the world. With experience gained in more than 30 countries, and from working on dozens of different geothermal development scenarios, Ormat empowers clients with world-class, comprehensive understanding of how to maximize their geothermal resources and facilities.

 

FHP Manufacturing – Founded in 1969 FHP MANUFACTURING Company and now a BOSCH company is the undisputed leader in the Water Source Heat Pump Industry.

 

Kensa Engineering – UK’s only manufacturer of a full range of ground source heat pumps capable of handling space heating and domestic hot water production.

 

Maritime Geothermal – A privately owned, Canadian based manufacturer of geothermal heat pumps. The company began manufacturing the Nordic® line of heat pumps over 30 years ago and has been continuously raising the bar for the geothermal industry ever since.

 

Guangzhou Zenjet Machinery – Zenjet group of companies – founded in 1986, located in Guangzhou China, with ISO9001 and ISO14001 certified garden factories, totally 50,000 square meters workshops and 500 employees.




WaterFurnace – WaterFurnace geothermal comfort system taps into the stored solar energy in your own backyard to provide savings of up to 70% on heating, cooling, and hot water—with a comfort you have to experience to believe.

Earth energy

The power of the Earth beneath our feets

Renewable geothermal energy

It comes from the thermal energy of the Earth. Thermal energy is the energy that determines the temperature of matter. Earth’s energy comes from the original formation of the planet and from radioactive decay of minerals. The geothermal gradient, which is the difference in temperature between the core of the planet and its surface, drives a continuous conduction of thermal energy in the form of heat from the core to the surface. The word “geothermal” comes from the Greek words “geo” – earth and “thermos” – heat. It is an inexhaustible energy source and the same way as the power from the Sun, Wind and Water it preceded life, the life that we explore in a form of fossil fuels.




History of geothermal energy

Hot springs have been used for bathing at least since paleolithic times. The oldest known spa is a stone pool on China’s Lisan mountain built in the Qin dynasty in the 3rd century BC, at the same site where the Huaqing Chi palace was later built. In the first century AD, Romans conquered Aquae Sulis, now Bath, Somerset, England, and used the hot springs there to feed public baths and underfloor heating. The admission fees for these baths probably represent the first commercial use of geothermal power. The world’s oldest geothermal district heating system in Chaudes-Aigues, France, has been operating since the 14th century. The earliest industrial exploitation began in 1827 with the use of geyser steam to extract boric acid from volcanic mud in Larderello, Italy.

In the 20th century, demand for electricity led to the consideration of geothermal power as a generating source. Prince Piero Ginori Conti tested the first geothermal power generator on 4 July 1904, at the same Larderello dry steam field where geothermal acid extraction began. It successfully lit four light bulbs. Later, in 1911, the world’s first commercial geothermal power plant was built there. It was the world’s only industrial producer of geothermal electricity until New Zealand built a plant in 1958.




Types of use

Geothermal electricity is electricity generated from geothermal energy. Technologies in use include dry steam power plants, flash steam power plants and binary cycle power plants. Geothermal electricity generation is currently used in 24 countries, while geothermal heating is in use in more than 70 countries.

Geothermal power is  immune to wind fluctuations or sun radiation. However, capital costs tend to be high. Drilling accounts for over half the costs, and exploration of deep resources entails significant risks.

Geothermal power is highly scalable: a small power plant can supply a rural village, though capital can be high.

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Energy from the sun

Renewable energy

Renewable energy sources are one of our ways to preserve life – life as a symbiotic connection of all biological forms and as a self-reproducing beauty. It is our obligation to protect the Earth as mother of our life.

Renewable or alternative energy sources are just one small step in this direction. Now we have the knowledge and technology to support our community with less damage caused to the body of the planet that will feed our children and grandchildren the same way as it has done it for all creatures since the beginning.

Geothermal power – from the thermal energy generated and stored in the Earth, Hydropower or water power, Solar power or energy from the sun and Wind power are forces that were worshiped as God’s ones in ancient times and they are the heart of the alternative green energy that we can use as defender of our system.

Here, on Era-Energy, you will find a lot of useful information regarding these types of energy sources – from basic info and equipment manufacturers, through consultants, developers and installers, to the associations, governing and regulatory bodies.

What is a renewable energy? It is the one that comes from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, water, geothermal heat. They are pollution-free and inexhaustible. Each day these resources are forming more and more of the global energy consumption.

WIND POWER

Wind on our planet is the movement of air caused by the unequal heating of large zones of Earth’s surface by the sun. Today, wind energy is mainly used for the production of electricity. It is a clean and renewable energy source that can produce enough electricity to supply millions of homes and facilities.




SOLAR POWER

Every second the Sun produces more power than the one mankind has consumed from the dawn of history, and it has been doing that for billions of years. The energy that comes from the sun is called solar energy. It is a clean energy source that can be used. It existed when the coal and gas were formed, when the man was born and though we use it in many different ways, there is still more to learn about the main source of power that we have.

People have used solar energy for thousands of years and, as the Sun is the foundation of our existence and the largest power-plant for our needs, we can try to raise the efficiency.

HYDROPOWER

Hydropower or water power is power that comes from the force or energy of flowing or falling water, which may be harnessed for useful purposes. Since ancient times, hydropower has been used for irrigation and as main operational force of various mechanical devices, such as watermills, sawmills, textile mills, cranes, and lifts. It is the most widely used form of renewable energy.

GEOTHERMAL POWER

Geothermal energy is the energy generated and stored in the Earth. Thermal energy is the one that determines the temperature of matter. Earth’s energy comes from the original formation of the planet.  The word geothermal originates from the Greek roots “geo”- earth and “thermos” – heat. Gaia was the great mother of all.

If you want to be a part of this changing world, if you want to help The Earth to survive or just to be independent you can make your choice now. Here are listed most of the equipment manufacturers, decision makers, developers and organizations within the industry range.