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CLOUDS over Sparks, Nev., June 25 produce drama but no rain. Democrat photo by Michael Raffety
MIST-LIKE RAIN in the foothills above Reno, Nev., produces a rainbow June 25. Democrat photo by Michael Raffety
JOHN FOX, CEO of Electra Therm, poses for TV cameras in front of the Electra Therm 4000 before the container doors are opened to show the heart of the geothermal 50 kw generator. Democrat photo by Michael Raffety
ANDREW OXNER pulls back the insulation on the titanium binary geothermal energy system at the Florida Canyon Mine. Democrat photo by Michael Raffety
THE CONTROLLER for the 50 kilowatt generator in a cargo container is open for display. In the background is the heap leach field of a gold mine this portable geothermal generator serves to help reduce the expense of cooling and pumping water up to the leach field. Democrat photo by Michael Raffety
THE NEW GALENA PROJECT at Steamboat Springs in Reno produces 36 megawatts of electricity from geothermal water. Democrat photo by Michael Raffety
PAUL THOMSEN explains the binary geothermal power system Ormat diagrammed above him. On the right is Karl Gawell, executive director of the Geothermal Energy Association. Democrat photo by Michael Raffety
THE CONTROL ROOM of Ormat Technologies next to its Galena power station controls 100 megawatts of the Steamboat Sp;rings geothermal power plants and 15 different recovered energy projects as far west as Chicago. Democrat photo by Michael Raffety
WATER FROM HOT SPRINGS is piped to one of the seven generator units at Ormat's Steamboat Springs 100 MW geothermal power operation. The pine trees are usually an indicator that geothermal water can be found below. Democrat photo by Michael Raffety

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