Project Description

GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

Geothermal energy is Iceland’s energy fortune, where 85% of homes are heated with this energy source. The great island of the North Atlantic bases its entire existence on the natural balance between the presence of warm water in the depths and the subzero outside atmosphere.

GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

It is the energy generated by means of geological heat sources and can be considered an alternative and renewable form of energy, if evaluated in a short time. It is based on the principles of geothermal energy, i.e. the exploitation of the Earth’s natural heat (geothermal gradient) due to the thermal energy released by the natural nuclear decomposition processes of radioactive elements such as uranium, thorium and potassium, naturally contained within the Earth’s core, mantle and crust.

The first use of geothermal energy, for the production of electricity, took place on 4 July 1904 in Italy, thanks to Prince Piero Ginori Conti, who experimented with the first geothermal generator at Larderello in Tuscany, the prelude to real geothermal power stations. Cogeneration was also possible and exploited. Geothermal energy is also used for the production of thermal energy (heat and hot water).

Geothermal energy today accounts for less than 1% of world energy production. However, a study conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology states that the potential geothermal energy contained on our planet is around 12,600,000 ZJ and that with current technologies it would be possible to use “only” 2000 ZJ. However, since world energy consumption amounts to a total of 0.5 ZJ per year, with geothermal alone, according to the MIT study, the planet’s energy needs could be met with clean energy alone for the next 4000 years, making any other non-renewable source currently used useless.

GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS

There are several geothermal systems, but currently only hydrothermal systems are exploited at industrial level, consisting of permeable rock formations in which rainwater and river water infiltrates and is heated by layers of high-temperature rock. The temperatures reached range from 50-60 °C up to several hundred degrees. The use of this energy has advantages such as inexhaustibility in the short term, if exploited rationally, and less pollution of the surrounding environment; some pollution is not excluded due to the possible introduction of toxic elements, such as sulphur, mercury and arsenic in geothermal fluids, which is why geothermal areas are subject to annual environmental checks.

Schema dei flussi in un impianto di cogenerazione a biogas

GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANTS

They have traditionally been developed in volcanic areas, characterised by the availability of high-temperature geothermal resources near the surface or surfacing on the surface. The development of binary cycle power stations and improvements in drilling capacity and mining technology have made it possible to extend the geographical areas where this type of energy can be used. Demonstration projects are operational in Landau-Pfalz, Germany and Soultz-sous-Forêts, France, while an attempt started in Basel, Switzerland, was closed after earthquakes. Other demonstration projects are under construction in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

The efficiency of geothermal power plants with medium and low enthalpy is around 10-23 %, as geothermal fluids do not reach the high temperatures of steam from boilers, unlike in Larderello where production takes place using natural steam. As in all electricity generators based on the exploitation of a heat source, the laws of thermodynamics limit the efficiency of thermal motors to extracting useful energy. And similarly to the same types of thermal machines the exhaust heat, instead of being dispersed, can be used directly and locally, for example in greenhouses, sawmills, and for district heating.

Schema dei flussi in un impianto di cogenerazione a biogas

Our services and what we do

With the passing of the years, the control and management of energy consumption is becoming one of the first objectives for the significant reduction of fixed costs for any activity.

The professional figures within us and our experience in the field, gained from more than 40 years of activity in the energy sector, is able to analyze and focus the best solution for the most varied activities, whether they are industries, shopping malls, large distribution chains, manufacturing, residential complexes, farms, ect ect.

Customers who come to us, can therefore count not only on performance analysis based on new product proposals, but thanks to technicians in the field for years and measuring instruments of all kinds available to the company, we are able to understand where there are “uncontrolled leaks” of energy.

Do not hesitate to contact us, it may not be a cost to invest, but on the contrary, thanks to different types of energy saving incentives (see GSE, deductions, ENEA, white certificates), your exorbitant energy costs could become your new profit opportunities.

The feasibility study normally precedes the project start-up phase. This analysis, if anything, lays the foundations and preconditions for deciding whether or not a project should be started.

The extensive implementation of large works, in different fields of application and different uses of the plants, allows CTP PEROZZO IMPIANTI to make a major contribution to both the first analysis on several points:

economic estimate of the work under analysis compared with similar ones;

The choice of the right type of plant to be realised;

The planning of the disbursements to be financed for the work;

The costs of maintaining the plant;

Final evaluation to decide on the start of the work.

The company builds high-tech power plants in order to issue energy efficiency certificates (TEE).
The company has been building plants incentivised by the GSE for years, the internal staff is therefore used to dealing with and managing the various and articulated practices for obtaining incentives from the energy services manager.
Over the years the company has clearly had to deal with different economic realities and different credit institutions.

This experience means that in these cases, it is possible to direct and/or collaborate with the client in order to achieve or correct the financial investment, calculating the time required for amortisation, return on investment and economic savings.

  •  Plant maintenance;
  •  Management of large thermal systems;
  •  Remote control and monitoring;
  •  General assistance service;
  •  Management of white certificates;
  •  Renewal or remake of the plants.

Do you want to know more?