Fuel-Free, Emission-Free Power at Second Micro-Geothermal Site
ElectraTherm, a leader in distributed waste heat to power generation, announces shipping a Power+ Generator® to a geothermal site in Japan. This marks the second Power+ Generator in Japan utilizing geothermal heat to generate fuel-free, emission-free electricity. The Power+ runs off low-temperature geothermal steam, and the power generated is sold to the local utility at an attractive feed-in-tariff rate for renewables.
“There is a great potential for these micro-geothermal sites across Japan and we look forward to each unit we deliver progressing the market further,” said John Fox. “Japan offers an attractive feed-in-tariff rate for geothermal at 40 Yen/kW (~$.33/kW), which makes these baseload renewable energy projects attractive.”ElectraTherm utilizes Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and proprietary technologies to generate 65kWe gross of electricity at this site. The Power+ Generator captures low-temperature heat at 116˚C and 45.4 m3/hr flow rate. Unlike other renewable sources, geothermal heat is baseload, providing a continuous hot water flow with power generation capabilities 24/7. Hot geothermal water is the fuel used to create a high-pressure vapor that expands through ElectraTherm’s twin screw power block, spinning an electric generator to produce clean electricity.
ElectraTherm’s Power+ Generators utilize waste heat on applications such as internal combustion engines, biomass boilers, incinerators, geothermal and also flare to power methane utilization at wastewater treatment plants and oil & gas fields. ElectraTherm’s Power+ fleet of 50+ global installations has exceeded 760,000 hours of run time. A list of reference sites is currently available on the website.
About ElectraTherm, Inc.
ElectraTherm, Inc. by BITZER group, focuses on waste heat to power and is headquartered in the USA. ElectraTherm generates fuel-free, emission-free power from low-temperature waste heat using the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and patented technology. For more information on ElectraTherm and its clean energy products, please visit www.electratherm.com. To learn more about BITZER and its advanced refrigeration and compression technologies, visit www.bitzer.de/us.