Heat Power

Today more than 50% of global energy consumption is wasted in the form of heat. Industries such as steel, aluminum and shipping are primary contributors. Imagine if that energy could be put back into the grid.

In addition, scientists estimate that Earth’s geothermal heat power could provide a constant source of 15,000 gigawatts for 200 years with a negligible cooling effect. While geothermal heat sources were once limited to geological hotspots, new technologies are enabling us to utilize the planet’s heat almost anywhere.

Finally, solar and wind are great at producing energy if the sun is shining and the wind is blowing, but heat power can produce clean electricity 24/7.

Geothermal Heat Power 

Taking advantage of the heat beneath Earth's surface.

Industrial Heat Power 

Recovering otherwise wasted heat from industrial processes.

A New Baseload

Untapped, renewable and consistent

Given all the attention to solar power, you might think that it is the most common source of sustainable energy. While most of the world’s energy still comes from coal and gas, hydropower is actually the most common source of sustainable energy and accounts for 16%. Another 4% comes from wind – and a mere 1.5% from solar.

That’s because wind and solar are intermittent – and therefore cannot supply a reliable base load. But hydropower isn’t the only renewable energy source capable of supplying a base load. Not only can heat power can provide a base load, unlike hydropower, which is limited to the available dams and rivers, we have barely tapped heat power’s potential.

SDG #7

Heat has the power to help us reach our goals

Given all the attention to solar power, you might think that it is the most common source of sustainable energy. While most of the world’s energy still comes from coal and gas, hydropower is actually the most common source of sustainable energy and accounts for 16%. Another 4% comes from wind – and a mere 1.5% from solar.

That’s because wind and solar are intermittent – and therefore cannot supply a reliable base load. But hydropower isn’t the only renewable energy source capable of supplying a base load. Not only can heat power can provide a base load, unlike hydropower, which is limited to the available dams and rivers, we have barely tapped heat power’s potential.