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NREL Innovation Spectrum: Advanced Condenser Boosts Geothermal Power Plant Output

March 3, 2011

The first geothermal Innovation Spectrum case study tells the story of The Geysers geothermal power plant in California and how NREL stepped in to develop a technology that dramatically boosted the production efficiency of the plant when it waned in the 1990s. Celebrating its 50-year anniversary in 2010, The Geysers is still going strong thanks to NREL’s assistance.

Download the case study to read how the technology NREL created traveled successfully through the Innovation Spectrum, from market-relevant research to systems integration, testing and validation, and commercialization and deployment.

Learn more about the Innovation Spectrum.


—Devin Egan