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Summary : Geothermal energy in Hawaii

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Title:Summary : Geothermal energy in Hawaii
Authors:Hawaii Geothermal Project, University of Hawaii at Manoa
LC Subject Headings:Hawaii Geothermal Project
Geothermal engineering--Hawaiʻi
Geothermal resources--Hawaiʻi
Date Issued:Jan 1978
Publisher:Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Citation:Hawaii Geothermal Project, University of Hawaii. 1978. Summary: Geothermal energy in Hawaii. Honolulu (HI): Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii.
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.
Pages/Duration:13 pages
Appears in Collections: HNEI Engineering Reports
The Geothermal Collection

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