Geothermal Energy

  • Passive Solar and Geothermal Energy for the Green Home

    Geothermal solar systems comprised of passive solar and geothermal components work to increase energy efficiency in homes. With the passive solar design and geothermal energy for heating and cooling, homes use remarkably less energy, much of it renewable...
    By Cora Wilder August 16, 2011 

  • Ground and Air Source Heat Pumps & How They Work to Heat Your Home

    The two basic types of heat pumps used to heat our homes are ground source heat pump (GSHP) that extracts heat from the ground used to heat water and an air-to-air heat pump (AAHP) which extracts heat from the ambient air to produce heat...
    By Willie Scott June 1, 2011 

  • Geothermal (or Ground Loop) Home Heating

    Heat produced by solar energy is absorbed by the ground and can be extracted using various types of geothermal loops and a heat pump system to produce geothermal energy home heating. There are two types of geothermal loops, open and closed, with both...
    By Willie Scott May 31, 2011 

  • Generating Electricity from Heat Using Tunnel Diodes

    Scientists have always struggled finding a SOLID-STATE method of generating electricity from heat, and so far have not quite succeeded. Although a complex procedure, here we discuss comprehensively how we can convert waste heat into electricity using...
    By Swagatam May 27, 2011 

  • Geothermal Energy Power Plants and How They Produce Green Electricity

    Geothermal energy is created by the slow decay of radioactive minerals such as uranium, which causes the rocks to become magma. Tectonic plate movement causes the magma to flow upwards from the plate edges, forming a geothermal reservoir from which steam...
    By Willie Scott November 15, 2010 

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Geothermal Energy

    Natural heat contained within the earth is called geothermal energy, and modern science has made it possible to utilize this energy for our daily life activities. Geothermal resources of energy are relatively less dependent on the weather conditions and...
    By Tarun Goel September 24, 2010 

  • Getting Geothermal Energy From Erupting Volcanoes to Produce Electrical Power

    We've all seen pictures of volcanoes blowing their tops. But did you know that, around the world, geothermal plants are using this energy to power homes, offices, and infrastructure?
    By Matt Schelke March 24, 2010 

  • Stop Wasting Heat in Your Home with a Heat Pump

    Even the hot air around us can be captured and reused.
    By Peter Boysen January 19, 2010 

  • Hydrothermal Vents Generate Power

    Hydrothermal vents have been present on the earth's surface since the time it was formed. These vents store a large amount of energy, which if used, can solve the grave energy crises the world is facing today. The article describes the very first...
    By Raunekk December 21, 2009 

  • Using Earth’s Temperature to Heat/Cool Homes

    Learn about an innovative way by which the underground heat of the earth is used to heat/cool residential homes. Not only this, but the system can be also be used to provide the daily requirement of heated water for domestic purposes.
    By Raunekk November 25, 2009 
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