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Study of geothermal energy potential as a green source of energy with a look at energy consumption in Iran

Dashti, Ali ORCID iD icon; Gholami Korzani, Maziar

Abstract:

Regarding disadvantages of fossil fuels, renewables like geothermals can be an eco-friendly source of energy. In Iran, the availability of fossil fuels and poor policies surrounding subsidies (ranked as the first in giving subsidies) caused high energy consumption (1.75 times higher than the global average). Energy is mainly provided by fossil fuels that leads to high CO$_{2}$ emission. This study evaluates the energy consumption trend and potentials of more sustainable resources like geothermals in Iran. The formation of geothermals is tightly linked with geological prerequisites that are partly present within Iran. Adjacency of the metamorphic with volcanic zones, existence of numerous faults and seismic activity of Iran are notable geological characteristics confirming the geothermal potential. In Iran, 18 regions are being explored as the most promising geothermal prospects. To test the potentials of one of these regions, a geothermal power plant with a capacity of 5 MWe is installed in the Sabalan Field. Northwest (where Sabalan Field is located), central (like Mahalat Region) and southeast of Iran (Makran Zone) can be regarded as promising zones for hosting geothermal prospects.


Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000141577
Veröffentlicht am 02.01.2022
Originalveröffentlichung
DOI: 10.1186/s40517-021-00210-2
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Zitationen: 8
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften (AGW)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2195-9706
KITopen-ID: 1000141577
HGF-Programm 38.04.04 (POF IV, LK 01) Geoenergy
Erschienen in Geothermal Energy
Verlag SpringerOpen
Band 9
Heft 1
Seiten 28
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