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Green Geothermal Energy Rocks

It is a fact that geothermal energy is another energy option that can be obtained from the earth. It basically offers us, homeowners chance to go green and save money. But, for those of you who are not really sure what is geothermal energy, check out the definition below:

Geothermal power (from the Greek roots geo, meaning earth, and thermos, meaning heat) is energy generated from heat stored in the earth, or the collection of absorbed heat derived from underground. Read more about geothermal energy from wikipedia/geothermal.

Geothermal Plant outside of Iceland (courtesy of inhabitat.com)

Three interesting articles related to geothermal heating are presented below. Read it when you have the time. It's quite long but it's worth it.

BU Goes to the Center of the Earth
BU Today - United States, MA
The heat pumps work similarly to a refrigerator, using a compressor to discharge heat. During the winter, the heat exchanger removes heat from the water and ...Continue reading...


Tapping The Earth For Energy
CBS News - New York,NY,USA
Using the same compressor loop mechanism that a refrigerator has, a heat exchanger draws energy from the circulating liquid to either heat or cool a ... Continue reading...

The pump room at an apartment building in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. (MassInnovation). Adopted from cbsnews.com.


Oregon college drilling for 1st geothermal plant
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com - Portland,OR,USA
In a binary power plant, the hot water goes through a heat exchanger, heating another material such as ammonia that boils at a low temperature, ... continue reading...

Also check out this video which shows how geothermal energy can be easily applied at your house (off course it is meant for cold climate country). A ground source heat pump can both heat and cool your home simply by drawing energy from the earth. Learn how you can achieve huge energy savings.

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At Monday, February 02, 2009, Anonymous Linear Actuator said...

Great video, thanks for sharing. Regards.

 

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