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What are advantages of Geothermal Energy ?

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Asked by ankit shivam, 12 Oct '10 09:37 am
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1.A geothermal system does not create any pollution. 2.The cost of the land to build a geothermal power plant on, is usually less expensive. 3. No fuel is used to generate the power, which in return, means the running costs for the plants are very low. 4.The overall financial aspect of these plants is outstanding, you only need to provide power to the water pumps, which can be generated by the power plant itself anyway.
So if geothermal power stations are able to provide an excellent source of clean, cheap, simple, renewable power.
Answered by sudhakar kuruvada, 12 Oct '10 09:59 am

 
  
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We can generate geothermal energy by drilling deep holes into the earths crust pumping cold water through one end and then by the time it rises back to the surface the water can be hundreds of degrees Celsius which we then use as steam to drive a turbine which drives a generator creating power. Geothermal energy is one of the best natural energies around.

So the first advantage of using geothermal heat to power a power station is that, unlike most power stations, a geothermal system does not create any pollution. It may once in a while release some gases from deep down inside the earth, that may be slightly harmful, but these can be contained quite easily.

The cost of the land to build a geothermal power plant on, is usually less expensive than if you were planning to construct an; oil, gas, coal, or nuclear power plant. The main reason for this is land space, as geothermal plants take up very little room, so you don't need to purchase a larger area of land. Another factor that c ...more
Answered by sandwich, 12 Oct '10 09:42 am

 
  
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Pollution free
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 12 Oct '10 09:39 am

 
  
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These days, there is an increasing concern as well as awareness of the necessity of using sources of power that are not carbon-based. This is quite evident by Al Gore and the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) winning the Nobel Peace Prize recently. Here are some of the advantages of geothermal energy:
Geothermal energy does not create any pollution because it is the earths energy that is used.
Geothermal energy is also very efficient, because after a site is located and a geothermal power plant is built, the efforts required to channel it are negligible.
Moreover, there is no necessity of geothermal power plants to be as large in sized as atomic power plants, huge dams, and electrical plants, thus there is less impact on the environment.
Plus, it is an alternative source of energy, which means that by using it we get less dependent on coal and oil.
Perhaps the most important advantage of geothermal energy is that, unlike energy derived from carbon-based sources, geo ...more
Answered by Dinesh Manaktala, 12 Oct '10 09:38 am

 
  
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Very clean, as in zero pollution Very efficient (for instance, "The Geysers" facility It's essentially invisible
Answered by ANURADHA PATHAKJ, 12 Oct '10 09:42 am

 
  
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