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Alternative Energy – Geothermal Energy

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Keeping in view the importance of geothermal energy we shall put all efforts to cultivate geothermal energy techniques. This is a field which has marvelous growth opportunities and it simply harvests the natural energy present under the surface of our planet Earth. There are huge reserves of geothermal energy under the surface of earth. What we have to do is go for it and connect to pipe it up.

The Science of Geothermal Energy

The temperature at centre of our planet the Earth is more than 60 times greater than the boiling point of water. Such a huge temperature generates massive pressure deep under the surface of earth. The vast pressure contains immense quantity of energy in the form of heat and pressure. The pressure so generated develops channels to come out of surface of earth. We can observe this energy when hot fluids called magma flare-up from volcanoes. The idea of geothermal energy is to convert this energy into electricity which we can use for our domestic and industrial consumption. A vast quantity of magma is present deep under the surface of earth. We have to locate such sites where the deposits of magma are large enough to run our project economically. Than we have to develop the channels to release underground pressure. Erect a power generation plant and produce power.

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Expansion of Geothermal Projects in Nevada

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Geothermal energy is thermal energy stored in the earth. Thermal energy is energy that determines the temperature of matter. Earth geothermal energy originates from the original formation of planet, from radioactive decay of minerals, from volcanic activity, and from solar energy absorbed at the surface. The geothermal gradient, which is the difference in temperature between the core of the planet and its surface, drives a continuous conduction of thermal energy in the form of heat from the core to the surface.

San Emidio power plant

San Emiodio power plant was  built to produce with a name of producing 2.5 to 3MW of an electric power, energy was transferred through a 60 kV transmission line. It was supposed to provide the regular out put mentioned but due some reasons San Emidio power plant was unable to deliver the required amount of energy.

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