Definition of Geothermal Energy

Geothermal energy is a domestic efficient energy resource that is drawn from deep under Geothermal Energy
ground with major environmental advantage over fossil fuels. One of the major advantages is, it does not contribute to CO2 emissions being discharged into the environment. It can be used to generate electricity and produce heating for homes.

The heat from the earth’s core flows in a circler motion from the core and near the surface and transfers this heat to the surrounding layer of rock or the mantle.

Some times the heat and pressure on the mantle become too much and the rock melts and forms magma. This can in turn form into lava and be released through volcanoes.

Another source of geothermal energy comes from the sun. The sun heats the ground which is absorbed each day.
This energy is considered as a stored energy and keeps it temperature of between 50-60 degrees throughout the year.
The heat can be extracted using geothermal heat pumps and used to heat buildings.

Geothermal energy from ground source heat pumps is very environmentally clean.
The solar energy stored in the ground is the main source of geothermal energy in this country and has
no long term environmental impacts. As fossil fuels become more depleted, the use of geothermal energy
is likely to increase in demand.