Monday, January 30, 2017

Science & Technology: Another Understanding of Geothermal Energy

Geothermal energy — How we harness this energy source (Part 2)

International Geothermal Association

In Part 1 of our look into the Earth's heat energy as a renewable energy source, we discovered this heat has been used for millennia to bathe us and in creating mechanical power. Let's look at the ways we are extracting this energy for electricity.

The International Geothermal Association says there is no standard international terminology in use today that would facilitate a common understanding of geothermal sources. Suffice to say that these sources are based on the enthalpy or temperature of the geothermal fluids that transport heat from the Earth's core to the surface.

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