Our former student Heather Feigum completed her Masters from School for Renewable Energy Science in Iceland this February. She talked about how Iceland made it possible to provide country’s 80% energy need from renewable sources. The topic was interesting. The presentation was on geothermal plants and other renewable energy resources of Iceland. Iceland’s geographical location is one of the big factors of its geothermal resource.
Audience asked couple interesting questions. Professor Lahti asked her how the renewable energy usage model of Iceland would be effective in the US, since the ethanol or biomass plan failed just a year ago. According to Heather, we can adapt the heat load plan of hydropower which will save our environment from carbon-dioxide emission from typical water dam.
Our senior student Heather Cegla asked her how challenging it was for her in attending an European school. She said that she was well prepared.