Scientists are exploring the potential for renewable energy in great depth thanks to new technologies. Geothermal energy is a possible alternative to the sun, the wind, and other environmentally friendly energy sources. The earth’s internal heat has long been used as a source of energy. Generations ago, people would mine hot water or steam from underground to heat their homes and caves. Today, science finds better ways to extract this heat and turn it into electricity.
WHAT IS GEOTHERMAL ENERGY?
As the name suggests (geo = earth and therme = heat), geothermal energy comes from heat produced by the Earth.
First, a brief lesson in geology: Beneath the surface (or crust) of the Earth, there are several heat-producing layers of rock, minerals, and magma, including the mantle, the outer core, and the inner core. The deeper you dig towards the center of the Earth, the hotter it gets. The core (about 4,000 miles beneath the surface), can reach temperatures of 7,600 degrees Fahrenheit.
This heat – which can be harnessed for energy — is caused by residual heat from the formation of the Earth, as well as the decay of radioactive isotopes.
WHY GEOTHERMAL CORE?
SMALLEST CARBON FOOTPRINT AND SMALLEST PHYSICAL FOOTPRINT OF ALL POWER PLANTS
Geothermal Core, Inc. is committed to the environment and can meet the most stringent clean air standards with our geothermal drilling practices. Common practice is to inject our geothermal fluids back into reservoirs once they have been used, thereby sustaining natural resources and diminishing carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere.
GEOTHERMAL CORE, INC. PROVIDES THE BEST SOLUTION FOR YOUR GEOTHERMAL PLANT NEEDS
The type of geothermal system depends on the heat flow and geological setting of your plant’s geographical location. They range from warm water systems where there is no fluid movement and no boiling, up to converting two-phase systems with lots of boiling underground.
DRY STEAM PLANT- In a dry steam power plant, steam is generated directly from the geothermal reservoir to run the turbines and that power is used through the generator to generate electricity. In this type of power plant, no separation is necessary because wells only produce steam.
FLASH STEAM PLANT- In a flash steam power plant, geothermal-heated water under pressure is estranged in a surface vessel, which is called a steam separator. The steam is delivered to the turbine and then a generator is used to generate electricity. The liquid is injected back into the reservoir.
BINARY CYCLE PLANT- A binary power plant is a recent advancement in geothermal technology. It has made possible the financially viable production of electrical energy from geothermal resources lower than 150°C (302°F).
Geothermal Core, Inc. is a leading provider of geothermal energy solutions for the power industry. The company has developed a proprietary and modular process that allows us to rapidly deploy a fully functional power plant at an affordable cost. Our technology produces practically zero emissions-free energy and electricity that is dispatchable on and off the grid while minimizing environmental impact and degradation, unlike other renewables.
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