Posted: Mar 14, 2022 11:35 am
by Cito di Pense
hackenslash wrote:
tuco wrote:I am curious what the actual number would be, say in gigawatts. That's how one gets investors interested .. it can produce as much electricity as xyz nuclear powerplants. 10^? really big right? :)

1.21, by my calculations, admittedly made in a science-fiction film, but that's more appropriate than calculations done in a lab in this case.

One gets investors interested by getting them to believe. Whether you can actually deliver is another matter (c.f.Elisabeth Holmes).

Reminds me of some of the penny-stock crap I remember from the mid- and late-90's. These are MIT-trained engineers who are working on developing drilling technology. It doesn't matter what the technology is eventually used for, except that hyping it with talk about unlimited geothermal is, as you say, fairy-tale until a pilot plant for dry 500 °C geothermal holes is operating.