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Question by Becca: Can you use geothermal energy in your home?
I’m doing a major project in science and I need to know if geothermal energy can be used in the home. It’s going in as a test grade, and if it can be used in the home what advantages/disadvantages can it have on a home in the midwest say like Iowa, with horribly snowy winters and incredibly hot summers.
Answer by shan yea, it’ll cost a whooollllleee lot of moneys though!
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Question by : What locations and sources are best for Geothermal Energy conversion plants?
If geothermal energy is the wave of the future for helping to solve most if not all the energy needs of the world.. where and what kind of formations around the world would allow for these?
It is just a very simple question to answer as it is to ask.. no need for the scarcasm
Answer by John P Breaking news the Earth is round. Really it is. We also know how to “Drill baby drill.” The Kola Superdeep Borehole
Here is a brief synopsis of the depths of each layer (in kilometers): 0- 40 Crust
40- 400 Upper mantle
400- 650 Transition region
650-2700 Lower mantle
2700-2890 D” layer
2890-5150 Outer core
5150-6378 Inner core
“The Future of Geothermal Energy” by Dr. Colin Williams (US Geological Survey). Presented to the Arizona Geological Society, Tucson, Arizona, on 6 March 2012. Approximate length is 55-minutes. (Related resource: Geothermal Energy — Clean Power from the Earth’s heat, USGS Circular 1249) Video Rating: 5 / 5
www.ntv.co.ke Kenya is expected to derive 2200 megawatts of electricity from geothermal power over the next decade. The Chief Executive Officer of the Geothermal Development Company Chief Executive, Dr. Silas Simiyu says the company plans to drill 560 geothermal steam wells over the next 10 years in order to meet that target. NTVs Alex Mwangi now gives us a glimpse of the vast untapped potential for energy that is sitting within the countrys borders. Video Rating: 5 / 5
Kenya is expanding plans to become one of the world’s top geothermal power producers with the start of explorations at a site called Menengai. The government is also aiming to make geothermal Kenya’s main power source. Cathy Majtenyi reports from Menengai. Video Rating: 5 / 5
Central America is sitting on a green energy bank in the form of its active volcanoes. The potential for tapping into geothermal power in Guatemala, for example, is enormous, and the government there is offering tax breaks and other incentives for private investors Central America sits above shifting tectonic plates in the Pacific basin, and this often results in earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. But it also provides a potential source of unlimited green energy in the form of geothermal power.Guatemala’s Pacaya volcano broods quietly today but it’s still active, erupting only months ago and providing a spectacular demonstration of the power that Guatemala’s government hopes can be tapped for practical use. [Romeo Rodriguez, Guatemalan Minister of Energy & Mines]: “Guatemala has an important potential for geothermal power because it’s located in a volcanic area. We are above three shifting tectonic plates; we have 34 volcanoes. We estimate we have the potential to produce up to 1000 Megawatts, to exploit in the use of electrical energy and other uses.” Some 1640 feet (500 meters) below the summit of Pacaya, pipes carrying steam and water at 347 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) snake across the mountainside to one of two geothermal plants currently operating in the country. Run by Israeli-owned Ormat Technologies Inc, the plant harnesses energy from water heated by chambers filled with molten rock deep beneath the ground. Geothermal power plants, while expensive …
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(www.abndigital.com) Kenya is taking a lead on the continent in generating “green power” from hydro-electricity to wind energy and now geothermal. Today Kenya generates about 180 megawatts through geothermal — that is tapping into the heat of the earth beneath our feet. Geothermal generates 15% of Kenya’s power. ABN investigates the state of geothermal power in Kenya.
The Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KENGEN) has procured 2 new electric drilling rigs. The rigs will be used to cut down the cost of drilling geothermal wells, a development that could help lower the cost of power in the future. By the end of the project, Kengen expects to have the capacity to produce over 980 mw of geothermal power by 2018 once the company completes its geothermal power generation program. Henry Githaiga has more. Video Rating: 0 / 5