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|Title:||Summary : Geothermal energy in Hawaii|
|Authors:||Hawaii Geothermal Project, University of Hawaii|
|LC Subject Headings:||Hawaiʻi Geothermal Project|
|Publisher:||Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii|
|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.
|Appears in Collections:||The Geothermal Collection|
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