AltaRock Energy, Inc. maintains both a blog and Facebook page for the Newberry EGS Demonstration Project. These pages are your source for the most up-to-date information about the Newberry EGS Demonstration, including field updates, photos, and informal commentary from AltaRock staff as the project moves forward. Below are a few recent highlights of articles we’ve published on the blog. To view the entire blog page, please visit The Newberry EGS Demonstration Facebook page is also a resource for up-to-date information about the project

Comparing and Contrasting EGS with Other Forms of Renewable Energy

Renewable energy presents clear and widely-touted environmental and security advantages over non-renewable sources. But renewables are not interchangeable. Beyond their base similarities, wind, solar, and geothermal energy each presents a unique scenario of power output, cost, implementation requirements, land use, visual impact, and other factors.

To emphasize renewable energy is an important first step. But we must look beyond that broad category at the specific technologies in question. The following comparison explores some of the differences between the leading renewable energy types, including geothermal in general, EGS in particular, wind, and solar power.