Using the Earth’s heat to create energy? Sounds like science fiction. But a team of enginers are doing just that. We could run out of oil in about 40 years, so scientist are racing against time to find a more efficient, renewable source of energy. Why not tap into a source that is right under us and it’s free.
Deep inside the Earth’s core is bubbling hot water (lava) that could be used to heat homes, businesses and generate cleaner and efficient electricity.
It’s called Geothermal. Geothermal power plants use dry steam wells and hot water wells. The wells are one to two miles deep and hot water and steam are pipped to the surface. Steam or a liquid turned into steam, turn the turbines. Geothermal heat is than pipped into buildings in the winter and reverse in summer. And the leading country that is using this is here in Oregon.
Why haven’t we thought of this before. Sounds like something sci-fi books and movies would use. Real question I have is, would it cause more earthquakes?
So what do you think of this new way to get energy? Let me know.
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