12 Jul '12, 6pm

What is Geothermal Energy?

What is Geothermal Energy?

A geyser spraying over 100 feet into the air is not just a fun sight on a summer vacation trip; it is also a natural exhibition of what is geothermal energy in action. Geothermal energy is a form of energy that is naturally created and stored in the earth. The earth’s core is incredibly hot – several thousand degrees, in fact – and that heat naturally radiates to the surface of the planet. It is possible to harness that energy for above ground applications, although some regions are more suitable than others for tapping into this source of natural power – especially on a large scale. Therefore, when discussing what is geothermal energy and how can it be applied to household use, there are a couple of options to consider. For smaller applications, the harnessing of what is geothermal energy can be a clean, renewable source of energy that is always available. According the U...

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