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Larderello, Italy celebrates 120 years of geothermal electricity generation

A celebration was held in Tuscany, Italy to commemorate the 120-year anniversary since geothermal energy was first used to generate electricity in Larderello.

Larderello produced the first electricity from geothermal in 1904 when Piero Ginori Conti turned on the first five geothermal-powered light bulbs using a simple dynamo generator. By 1913, the first geothermal power plant in the world was built in Larderello. Among its first uses is to supply power to the textile factory of the Larderel family after whom the place was named.


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