Geothermal energy
Geothermal energy is thermal energy generated and stored in the Earth. Thermal energy is the energy that determines the temperature of matter. The geothermal energy of the Earth's crust originates fro...
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Bill Gates Slams Unreliable Wind and Solar Energy
When the world’s richest entrepreneur says wind and solar will never work, it’s probably time to listen.
The Reason Renewables Can't Power Modern Civilization Is Because They Were Never Meant To
Germans believed that the billions they spent on renewables would redeem them. Many of them will insist that the renewables effort was merely “botched,” but it wasn't. The Energiewende was doomed to f...
Bringing Residential Geothermal HVAC Systems Mainstream - Home Sweet Home
Even if you are not convinced that climate change is a real threat the benefits of a residential geothermal HVAC system are real and numerous. As numerous
Can We Rely on Wind and Solar Energy?
Is green energy, particularly wind and solar energy, the solution to our climate and energy problems? Or should we be relying on things like...
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Geothermal Basics
An article with information to help familiarize homeowners with residential geothermal HVAC systems.
Residential Geothermal
An article with some ideas about how to make it easier for homeowners to have a renewable energy source for their home.
An Hour Every Day Workout Can Power Your Home For Twenty-Four Hours
What if you could power your house for an entire day just by exercising for an hour, would that motivate you to do it? I just love this idea, it could even become something that can be done as a famil...
This New Nanotech Waterless Toilet Can Turn Human Waste Into Power
Around 2.3 billion people around the world are living without access to safe and sanitised toilet facilities, so scientists in the UK have designed a new cheap, waterless, and energy-producing toilet,...
Underwater Balloons Could Give Us A New Way Of Storing Renewable Energy
While solar or wind farms are now contributing more energy than ever to the world's power supply, traditional energy sources are often required at peak times or to supplement renewable sources during ...
Morocco Poised To Become A Solar Superpower With Launch Of Desert Mega-Project
The Moroccan city of Ouarzazate is used to big productions. On the edge of the Sahara desert and the centre of the north African country’s “Ouallywood” film industry it has played host to big-budget l...
This Ninth Grader Invented A Device That Harvests Power From Ocean Waves
A few startups have spent millions developing massive underwater power plants that gather energy from ocean waves. But a Florida teenager has invented a small-scale alternative, designed for the devel...
Artificial Leaf Harnesses Sunlight For Efficient Fuel Production
"This result was a stretch project milestone for the entire five years of JCAP as a whole, and not only have we achieved this goal, we also achieved it on time and on budget," says Caltech's Nate Lewi...
Energy Harnessed From Humidity Can Power Small Devices
Researchers have built devices that harness changes in atmospheric humidity to generate small amounts of electricity, lift tiny weights, and even power a toy car. In the grand scheme of things, that c...
GE Launches The Next Evolution Of Wind Energy Making Renewables More Efficient, Economic: The Digital Wind Farm
SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—May 19, 2015—GE (NYSE: GE) today announced the launch of its Digital Wind Farm, a dynamic, connected and adaptable wind energy ecosystem that pairs world-class turbines with the digi...
Geothermal electricity
Geothermal electricity is electricity generated from geothermal energy.Technologies in use include dry steam power stations, flash steam power stations and binary cycle power stations. Geothermal ele...
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Geothermal heating
Geothermal heating is the direct use of geothermal energy for heating applications. Humans have taken advantage of geothermal heat this way since the Paleolithic era. Approximately seventy countries m...
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Geothermal heat pump
A geothermal heat pump or ground source heat pump (GSHP) is a central heating and/or cooling system that transfers heat to or from the ground.It uses the earth as a heat source (in the winter) or a he...
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Geothermal Energy Association
Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) is a U.S. trade organization composed of U.S. companies who support the expanded use of geothermal energy and are developing geothermal resources worldwide for elec...
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New drilling technologies
The latest study of Massachusetts Institute of Technology "The Future of Geothermal Energy – Impact of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) on the United States in the 21st Century" (2006) points out the...
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Induced seismicity
Induced seismicity refers to typically minor earthquakes and tremors that are caused by human activity that alters the stresses and strains on the Earth's crust. Most induced seismicity is of a low ma...
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Absorption heat pump
Absorption heat pump is essentially an air-source heat pump driven not by electricity, but by a heat source such as solar-heated water, or geothermal-heated water. There are also absorption coolers a...
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Earth's internal heat budget
The flow of heat from Earth's interior to the surface is estimated at 47 terawatts and comes from two main sources in roughly equal amounts: the radiogenic heat produced by the radioactive decay of ...
Earth's internal heat budget - Wikipedia
Hydrothermal explosion
Hydrothermal explosions occur when superheated water trapped below the surface of the earth rapidly converts from liquid to steam, violently disrupting the confining rock. Boiling water, steam, mud, a...
Solar combisystem
A solar combisystem provides both solar space heating and cooling as well as hot water from a common array of solar thermal collectors, usually backed up by an auxiliary non-solar heat source.Solar c...