GigaOM.com, a website dedicated to the intersection of technology and business, recently featured AltaRock’s work at the Newberry EGS Demonstration. The article was written by GigaOM editor Katie Fehrenbacher, a seasoned reporter in the energy and investment space, who interviewed AltaRock’s Susan Petty for the piece. Fehrenbacher’s writeup offers a nice overview of the technology behind our work at the demonstration, but even moreso explains EGS’s role within the larger geothermal/renewable energy landscape.
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- Tech/Business outlet GigaOm features Newberry Demonstration
As Global Demand for Electricity Grows, Geothermal Energy Heats Up
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Regional geological recognition for the implementation of a urban geothermal concept
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Case Study - 6MW Non-Condensing Power Plant
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