" .A geothermal power plant captures and uses the heat from the earth to drive one or more steam turbines that turn one or more synchronous generators. which generate "carbon free energy" and "pollution free power.

There are three geothermal power plant technologies being used to convert hydrothermal fluids to electricity. and binary cycle. The conversion technologies are dry steam. . flash.

and route it directly through turbine/generator units to produce electricity.Dry steam power plants systems were the first type of geothermal power generation plants built. They use the steam from the geothermal reservoir as it comes from wells. .

. They use water at temperatures greater than 360°F (182°C) that is pumped under high pressure to the generation equipment at the surface.Flash steam plants are the most common type of geothermal power generation plants in operation today.

"binary") fluid with a much lower boiling point than water pass through a heat exchanger. . Heat from the geothermal fluid causes the secondary fluid to flash to vapor. Energy is extracted from these fluids in binary-cycle power plants. which then drives the turbines. Hot geothermal fluid and a secondary (hence.Most geothermal areas contain moderate-temperature water (below 400°F).

HOW DOES A GEOTHERMAL PLANT WORKS? .

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