Geothermal Energy: Hellisheiði Power Plant

Geothermal Energy: Hellisheiði Power Plant

Whilst the UK and Europe are worryingly energy poor, Iceland is abundantly energy rich.

This most recent Icelandic power plant harnesses the geothermal energy of the vast steam reservoirs that sit beneath the landscape of the Hengil area, part of the West Volcanic Zone. Great plumes of rising, rolling steam can be seen all around the site, adding an almost ‘space station atmosphere’ to the scene. Both electricity and hot water are produced at the power plant. Is this form of energy economic? Is it sustainable? Is it green? You can find out with a visit to the power plant.

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