Geothermal energy is obtained by tapping underground heat reservoirs, which are basically near volcanoes, geysers and other hotspots on the surface of the earth. If properly managed, the geothermal reservoirs can produce clean energy indefinitely through the steam that is generated and delivered to a turbine, which powers a generator for power generation.
Geothermal energy comes in either vapor-dominated or liquid-dominated form. Vapor-dominated form offers temperatures ranging from 240 to 300 degree Celsius and produces superheated steam, which helps in the generation of electricity. Lower temperature sources produce temperatures of 30 â€“ 150 degree Celsius and are used without conversion to electricity, as district heating, greenhouses, fisheries, mineral recovery, industrial process heating and bathing. Heat pumps extract energy from shallow sources at 10 â€“ 20 degree Celsius in many countries for use in space heating and cooling. Home heating is the fastest-growing means of utilizing geothermal energy, which has a higher growth.
South Africa government is encouraging companies that are willing to do business with new policies in place. However, there are a multiple market entry strategies that may help the process. The companies that have previously been successful are maintaining their local presence with strategic, local joint venture programs.
2. Research Methodology
3. Market Overview
3.2 Market Demand to 2022
3.3 Recent Developments in the Geothermal Power Industry of South Africa
3.4 Government Policies and Regulations
4. Markets Dynamics
5. PESTLE Analysis
6. South Africa Geothermal Power Market Analysis, by Technology
6.1 Dry Steam Plants
6.2 Flash Steam Plants
6.3 Binary Cycle Power Plants
7. Company Profiles of Key Players
7.1 EPC Contractors & Equipment Suppliers
7.2 Project Operators & Developers
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
8.2 Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements
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