geothermal energy


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origins of the power used for transportation, for heat and light in dwelling and working areas, and for the manufacture of goods of all kinds, among other applications.
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geothermal energy

1. Produced by using the heat below the earth’s surface. Geothermal heat pumps are necessary for residential use; for commercial use, power plants are built on the surface to convert geothermal energy into electricity. See also: Energy
2. Hot water or steam extracted from reservoirs beneath the Earth’s surface; can be used for heat pumps, water heating, or electricity generation. The term may also mean the use of near-constant underground temperatures by ground-source heat pumps to provide heating and cooling.

geothermal energy

[¦jē·ō‚thərm·əl ′en·ər·jē]
(geophysics)
Thermal energy contained in the earth; can be used directly to supply heat or can be converted to mechanical or electrical energy.
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That is why we are excited that with more focus on the development of geothermal energy, Kenya is going to be very competitive in Africa as an investment destination.
The conference will attract more than 200 attendees who will hear global government and business leaders discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with scaling-up geothermal energy.
This is a very big and important project, it is very beneficial for the UAE to have sources of renewable energy, whether it is solar, wind or, in this case, having geothermal energy," he said.
If we can reach the heat source, we will increase the efficiency of the energy output and we may even export geothermal energy to other countries.
The different direct-use applications of geothermal energy involve a wide variety of purposes depending on location and temperature (Lund et al, 2011): space heating and cooling, recreation (bathing/swimming), medical treatment (balneotherapy), horticulture (greenhouses and soil heating), industry (zinc extraction, heap leaching for gold recovery, milk pasteurization, etc.
Meanwhile, European states are keen on assisting India in tapping into geothermal energy.
The geothermal resource assessment for Lebanon showed that the geothermal energy available in the country is 1,000 million megawatt hours, which is 70 fold the amount of energy needed in Lebanon per year," he said, adding that only a small quantity could be utilized with the technology currently available.
is given to utilization of especially geothermal energy in Armenia.
Offering voluntary services to help mitigate the sufferings of the masses, he said that he can attract all the investment required to initiate geothermal energy power projects for 10,000MW and start producing electricity at less than Rs 10 per unit within three years in all the
We can use geothermal energy in three ways: Direct Geothermal Energy, Geothermal Heat Pump, Geothermal Power Plant.
So far geothermal energy is produced by Pertamina and a few JVs.
Iceland and the World Bank are to start a $500m geothermal energy project targeting East Africa, along East Africa's 3,700-mile Great Rift Valley and covering 13 energy-poor nations.