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Heating and Cooling
Heat from the ground has always been an intriguing source of
energy, but only recently has it become practical to tap this resource
for the large-scale production of electricity. This energy source
is abundant, reliable, and carbon neutral, making it one of the most
attractive new sources of energy available today. Unlike wind or
solar energy, it is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
This means it can compete with coal and nuclear for BASE LOAD utility
The map below
shows the areas in red where boiling water and steam can be extracted
directly from the ground. These areas are suitable for operating
power plants with steam turbines. Power plants that can operate directly
from steam coming up out of the ground are called Primary
The areas in
orange are suitable for low grade heat collection using heatpump
technology for power production. Power plants that extract heat from
the gound and transfer it to a working fluid are called Binary
the areas in gray are suitable for heat collection from the ground
to reduce the costs of heating
and cooling for residential, commercial, and industrial
buildings throughout the whole country.
power is one of the fastest growing alternative energy sectors in
the economy right now. Large scale projects for the production of
electricity using geothermal energy are being built right now in
New Mexico, Utah, Hawaii, Alaska and else where.
more information about geothermal power, please follow the links
at the top of the page.