Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Electricity from the DEEP: Generate Energy From Earth's Own Heat.

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Now Researchers and Engineers from around the world could help to pave the way of generating electricity that produces no greenhouse emissions, and can prove to be a great source to fulfill the world's energy needs. Geothermal energy has been used by humanity for more than 10,000 years. Romans used this energy to produce heat in their spa and it is still effectively used in Iceland. 

The heat energy comes from the Earth's core, a residual energy from Earth's formation. Everywhere on Earth a few miles below the Earth's surface the bedrock is hot and the deeper we go the hotter it gets. This heat from the bedrock has enormous potential to generate electricity as it is available everywhere on Earth and there might be enough of its availability to supply to Earth's energy need.

Water heated by this bedrock comes naturally over the surface in the form of steam. This steam can now be used to drive a turbine and generate electricity.

But places where naturally heated water is not available; the process can be created by digging a very deep well to inject the water into the ground, and an another nearby well is dig to pump that water back to the surface after it has been created by passing the water via hot rocks...

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