Decreasing our energy consumption can be an effective way to preserve Earth's natural resources, but can be a difficult one to implement world-wide. Thus, discovering alternatives to more efficient renewable sources can greatly increase the amount of energy saved. In fact, most governments have started investing heavily in geothermal energy to reduce the increase of greenhouse gas emissions. Geothermal energy is a renewable energy that comes from the Earth’s core, where generated heat creates thermal energy. Currently, geothermal energy accounts for 0.4% of net electricity generated in the United States.
How They Work
For your home to receive geothermal energy, pipes are dug underground for fluid to rapidly vaporize.These vapors will drive a turbine that powers a generator for the house. During any time of season, a proper geothermal power system can keep a house comfortable no matter what.
Geothermal energy is a great option if you are looking to source your electricity from somewhere else. There are studies that disqualify geothermal energy as a renewable energy, however there are strong sources that claim geothermal activity will go on for the next 500,000 to 1,000,00 years. In case you want to install a geothermal system, contact the nearest geothermal installation company. For other electrical assistance, contact us at (210) 899-2430 and a dispatcher will gladly connect you with one of our technicians.