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Item Description Hawaii Geothermal Project, University of Hawaii en_US 2012-04-10T17:45:58Z 2012-04-10T17:45:58Z 1978-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Hawaii Geothermal Project, University of Hawaii. 1978. Summary: Geothermal energy in Hawaii. Honolulu (HI): Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii. en_US
dc.description.abstract Drilling for geothermal energy in Hawaii started in the early 1960's on the Big Island. Four wells were drilled in the Puna region to depths of several hundred to a thousand feet; all were unsuccessful in locating geothermal steam. In 1973 a fifth hole was drilled near Halemaumau Crater to a depth of 4140 feet. The maximum temperature reached was only 279°F (137°C), but at bottomhole a high rate of temperature increase with depth suggested much higher temperatures at greater depths. The sixth hole was completed in April of 1976. This well, HGP-A, which has the highest recorded temperature of any geothermal well, has raised hopes that in Hawaii geothermal energy might be a viable alternative to fossil fuel energy. en_US
dc.format.extent 13 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii en_US
dc.subject production en_US
dc.subject outreach en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hawaiʻi Geothermal Project en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Geothermal engineering--Hawaiʻi en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Geothermal resources--Hawaiʻi en_US
dc.title Summary : Geothermal energy in Hawaii en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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