Heating up geothermal connectivity
Geothermal is not a new energy source, in fact it has been used for thousands of years for cooking and heating. The first geothermally generated electricity was produced in Italy in 1904. Geothermal energy is now used to generate electricity in over 20 countries. The United States is the world’s largest producer of geothermal energy. Commercial geothermal electricity generation taps heat trapped deep within the Earth. Geothermal electric power plants access steam and very hot water tapped in underground reservoirs a mile (1.6 kilometers) or more deep. The steam from these wells drive turbines linked to electricity generators.
Geothermal energy offers many advantages. It can be extracted without burning coal, gas, or oil. Geothermal fields release a small fraction (1/6th) of the carbon dioxide that a relatively clean natural gas fueled power plant produces. Binary geothermal plants release essentially no emissions. Unlike solar and wind energy, geothermal energy is independent of atmospheric conditions so it is available day and night, 365 days a year. Geothermal is also relatively inexpensive – as much as 80 percent below fossil fuels.
Importance of communications
Commercial geothermal plants are complex construction projects. From the drilling of wells and building the structures, to the installation of generators, contractors depend upon Internet access for efficient operations, crew safety, and crew welfare. Once a plant comes online, effective communication plays a critical role in monitoring and controlling the operation of equipment on site.
Bringing communications to the plant
Geothermal sites, like most forms of renewable energy, tend to be located in underdeveloped areas away from modern communications infrastructure. As a consequence, communications options at geothermal sites are usually limited or non-existent. Extending cable or fiber to sites is often impractical due to the capital expense of laying the cable. That leaves wireless technologies such as microwave, cellular, and satellite.
Acceleration Systems’ cloud-based bandwidth optimization enhances performance across any connection – especially challenged services, such as fixed wireless, cellular, and satellite. DSL, T1/T3’s, even cable and fiber users see impressive gains in data transfer rates and remote application responsiveness through WAN optimization. Regardless of the media, improving the effectiveness of the communications link increases worker productivity, improves employee morale, benefits safety, and can even lower total communications costs. In situations where there is nothing but slow and/or expensive options, bandwidth optimization from Acceleration Systems can make an otherwise unusable link a productive connection to the outside world.
Compatible with all technologies
Our bandwidth optimization solution is compatible with all technologies.
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