Department of Energy Launches Spring 2021 Geothermal Collegiate Competition
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office announced the launch of the Spring 2021 Geothermal Collegiate Competition™.
The Spring 2021 Geothermal Collegiate Competition features a new theme: Community Direct Use. College and university teams will identify sites that could leverage local geothermal energy potential to heat and cool buildings, campuses, districts, or entire communities via direct use technologies. The Competition is heating things up in more ways than one—students will gain real-world renewable energy industry experience by designing a real-life use case, performing a resource assessment, and evaluating usage and loads.
“Student competitions like the Geothermal Collegiate Competition provide information that supports DOE’s long-term vision to increase U.S. geothermal electricity generation,” said Dr. Susan Hamm, Director of the DOE Geothermal Technologies Office. “This competition leverages the tremendous and varied talents within our Nation’s academic institutions to boost public education and outreach about geothermal energy.”