Le marché mondial de la géothermie est en croissance (en anglais)

Un rapport de la GEA révèle que le marché de l'énergie géothermique atteint un taux de croissance de 4-5% , avec près de 700 projets actuellement en cours de développement dans 76 pays.
An April 2014 report from the USA’s Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) reveals that the geothermal power market is achieving a growth rate of 4-5% with around 700 projects currently under development in 76 countries.

About 530 MW of geothermal power came online globally to bring the global installed capacity to just over 12,000 MW. That is the largest amount of megawatts to become operational in one year since 1997. 85 MW of the total global 530 MW of new geothermal capacity in 2013 was in the US.

In total there are about 12,000 MW in the pipeline and about 30,000 MW of geothermal resources under development. Of those 12,000 MW about 16% or 1,900 MW amount of planned capacity additions are under construction in 14 countries. If all geothermal power plants under construction are completed on schedule, the global geothermal industry could reach about 13,450 MW of nameplate capacity by 2017.

In terms of established nameplate capacity, the U.S. (with a total in 2013 of 3,442 MW) still outpaces the Philippines (1,904 MW in 2013) and Indonesia (1,333 MW), the world’s second and third ranked geothermal energy producers.