Thursday, May 12, 2016

USA, New York: A Model Geothermal Energy Park on Cornell's Campus

Cornell and Iceland team to model geothermal energy (Cornell University)

Ríkharður Ibsen, left, Jefferson Tester and Albert L. Albertsson sign the memorandum of agreement April 28, while Ambassador Robert Cushman Barber, back left, and Minister Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir look on. (Courtesy Cornell University)
With an aim to create clean, renewable geothermal energy projects, and to cooperate in research and education, Cornell University and Geothermal Resource Park (GRP) Iceland have signed a memorandum of agreement that mirrors the successful Icelandic model for integrating energy solutions.

GRP Ltd. facilitates that model within the Iceland Geothermal Cluster to promote clean energy globally.

One of the agreement’s key aims is to employ the Icelandic experience of integrating geothermal and hydro resources as a model to transform carbon-based U.S. energy into sustainably harnessed, green systems.

GRP will assist Cornell in designing a renewable energy park for possible deployment on the Cornell campus in Ithaca, with an eye toward transforming the campus into a zero carbon model for other campuses and communities.