The Ministry of Ecological Transition, Fight against Climate Change and Territorial Planning will study the feasibility of installing thermoelectric geothermal energy devices in the Timanfaya National Park.
Photo: Gobierno de Canarias
Councillor José Antonio Valbuena explained that a project has been launched to determine the ability to harness the geothermal energy of Timanfaya to produce electricity.
The Ministry of Ecological Transition, Fight against Climate Change and Territorial Planning are exploring the viability of being able to harness the geothermal energy that is emitted from Timanfaya and turn it into useable electricity.
Prototypes will be installed by the “134 Thermal and Fluid Engineering” group to measure and record data required to study the feasibility of the project.
Valbuena highlighted that, unlike conventional geothermal electricity systems that have moving parts, the technology developed by the UPNA group will have no moving parts – which means the device will be silent, robust, and reliable.
President of the Lanzarote Cabildo, María Dolores Corujo, stated “Now it is time for ust o contribute to leading the energy transition in the Canary Islands”.
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