Geothermal Energy

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Geothermal Energy

Iceland's famous Blue Lagoon is noted for its therapeutic water and popular spa. It is also the location of a geothermal power plant that uses the heated water to create electricity.

Steam is emitted from large pipes at a geothermal power station.

Prince Piero Ginori Conti invented the first geothermal power plant in 1904, at the Larderello dry steam field in Italy.

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The steam moves a turbine that gives power to a generator and that produces electricity.

Pros & ConsClean/ nonpoullutingreduces dependence on forgien or domestic oilplants run 24 hours a day everday of the yearneeds more advanced equipment not affordable for everyone may be hard to find in certain location, that can be supplied as efficent geothermal energy

obtained in hot Rocks under earths suface that can create temperatures, as high as 8,000°F.

Source Citation"Blue Lagoon Spa and Power Plant." Alternative Energy. Ed. K. Lee Lerner, Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, and Kathleen J. Edgar. 2nd ed. Detroit: UXL, 2012. Science in Context. Web. 24 Apr. 2015."Geothermal Power Station Smoking Pipes." Alternative Energy. Ed. K. Lee Lerner, Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, and Kathleen J. Edgar. 2nd ed. Detroit: UXL, 2012. Science in Context. Web. 24 Apr. 20Icelandic Geothermal System." Alternative Energy. Ed. K. Lee Lerner, Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, and Kathleen J. Edgar. 2nd ed. Detroit: UXL, 2012. Science in Context. Web. 24 Apr. 2015."Geothermal energy." Environmental Encyclopedia. Gale, 2011. Science in Context. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.http://www.odec.ca/projects/2011/desaid/index.htmlGeothermal Energy." Alternative Energy. Ed. K. Lee Lerner, Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, and Kathleen J. Edgar. 2nd ed. Detroit: UXL, 2012. Science in Context. Web. 29 Apr. 2015."Geothermal energy." Environmental Encyclopedia. Gale, 2011. Science in Context. Web. 29 Apr. 2015.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCRDf7QxjDk&edufilter=Q7iqLKfY5SRBTeEjj1WvvA&safe=active

Geothermal energy is made from the heat within the earth. Energy is found deep in the earth in the form of steam, naturally heated water, and rocks that touch magma deep in the earth's crust.

It is a renewable energy.Unless the reservoir runs out of water or gets to cold then scientist say it is not a renewable energy.


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