The adjective ‘geothermal’ derives from the Greek words ‘geo’ (meaning earth) and ‘therme’ (meaning heat.) Geothermal energy has been around since the earth’s formation billions of years ago and can be used as a renewable energy source to provide heating or electricity.
This section takes a look at the many different topics relating to geothermal energy and how this can be used to heat our homes or generate electricity.
Take a look at the many different advantages and disadvantages of geothermal energy to determine how beneficial it is to the world.
Explore the environmental impacts of geothermal energy. Some of these include water and air quality issues.
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Ever wondered how a geothermal power station converts geothermal energy into electricity? This article provides details of this process including a diagram of a geothermal power station.
Read about the pros and cons of geothermal heating systems, focusing on the use of ground source heat pumps. Are these systems able to perform as we think?
A look at how geothermal energy works, including how geothermal energy can be extracted from the earth and turned into either an electricity or heating source.
There are numerous costs associated with the use of geothermal energy including both financial and ecological costs. This article takes a look at some of these aspects.
Take a look at some of the facts surrounding geothermal energy including how we use it and the history of this energy source.
Take a look at the history of geothermal energy from the first known use by mankind through to the modern day.
Ever wondered how geothermal energy can be used to both heat and cool your home? This article describes how this can be achieved.
Geothermal power plants have the capability to transform geothermal energy into useable electricity in a variety of ways.
Ever wondered what a geothermal heat pump actually is? This article explains what this device is and how it can be used.
An interesting look at the different types of geothermal heat pumps. Discover how each design works to provide heat for your home.
A look at what geothermal energy actually is including the different forms of geothermal energy available on earth.