Skip to main content US Geothermal Resources could produce 10 times the installed capacity of Coal

Funded by, SMU’s Geothermal Laboratory has found that the United States could produce three million megawatts of green power, or 10 times the amount of power that coal produces today. As you can see in the map above, SMU has outlined where in the United States these resources lay and are most dense on the West Coast.

New research from SMU’s Geothermal Laboratory, funded by a grant from, documents significant geothermal resources across the United States capable of producing more than three million megawatts of green power – 10 times the installed capacity of coal power plants today.

SMU used a geothermal layer on top of Google Maps to find their discoveries. SMU outlines the technical details and what impact it could have on the United States. Check out their post for all of the details.

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