Monday, May 18, 2009

Geothermal Power Systems

The earth beneath us produces a large amount of energy in the form of heat. This energy is called earth energy or geothermal energy. As an alternative energy source, geothermal energy is used to generate geothermal power to provide large amounts of electricity. The production of electricity by using geothermal energy is an efficient and powerful way of electricity generation.

The main use of geothermal power products is to provide electricity. The geothermal power products can also provide heating and cooling of a building.

The most commonly used geothermal power systems are geothermal ground source heat pumps that penetrate to only the first few meters below the earth’s surface to harness geothermal power products. The heated ground water is used by these systems as a geothermal power product to keep the buildings warm in winters when the earth is used as a heat source and cool in summers when the earth is used as a heat sink.

Geothermal power systems can be used in any location where geothermal energy can be harnessed easily as an alternative energy source. The ground source heat pumps may either have one loop or two loops. When only a single loop is used, heat is exchanged directly with the ground. In a system with two loops, heat is exchanged with a secondary loop and then with the ground.

The use of geothermal power products in geothermal power systems is very costly but the efficiency of these systems overtakes the costs of installation and so the use of earth power seems to be a viable option.

1 comment:

  1. Great article, we can use geothermal power system anywhere there geothermal energy will be harnessed easily as an alternative energy source. Generating electricity from geothermal energy requires an industrial system which is by no means suitable for a home or business. an alternative means of harnessing geothermal energy in a bid to receive a source of clean and renewable energy is through a ground source heat pump. SWOT Analysis Report