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Geothermal energy is created by harnessing geothermal energy from the earth. Contrary to popular belief geothermal energy is not technically a renewable energy source. There is widespread debate as to its effectiveness for electricity generation or heating. The articles on this page explore geothermal energy technology.

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Sierra Geothermal Power: CEO Interview

Sierra Geothermal Living in Vancouver, where a lot of small mining companies have set up their headquarters, I was quite shocked to stumble upon a large number of geothermal energy companies located in the same amazing city. I set out to try to learn a little bit more about geothermal energy. After compiling some statistics I wasn't sure what to do next. The ground-breaking study by M.I.T. answered most, if not all, of the questions anyone had about the current state of geothermal energy, and its present and future impact. I was unsure what additional statistics needed to be published. 5 Comments


Build a Solar Space Heater

Solar Barn ProjectRetired Aircraft Engineer Gary Reysa has published plans on how to build your own solar heating system. Complete plans and instructions are available online including detailed information about how the systems operates, how it performs and what costs are involved. The plans are complete with a list of necessary materials and some helpful construction tips on how to build and modify the project according to your home heating needs. The instructions detail how to assess your home's needs in order to determine what size solar panels your home will require. 2 Comments


Green Steam Energy

Steam EngineRobert Green, an American Inventor, has developed a brand new technology which generates kinetic energy through the conversion of waste heat (as well as many other fuel sources). The Green Steam Engine is piston powered and designed for a wide assortment of practical applications. These steam engines are easy to build and can be used to power boats, electricity generators, air or water pumps, water distillers, heat pumps, air conditioners and a wide array of other small to medium sized appliances. How-To Plans and Components can be ordered directly through the Green Steam Engine website. 18 Comments


Candle Powered Heater

Candle HeaterA Northern California inventor has created an attractive tabletop heater that adds meaningful heat into home or office powered by a single candle. This functional and creative device consists of a multi-core steel and ceramic radiator suspended above the candle on an artistic naturally finished steel frame. The rising heat of the candle is captured and concentrated in the radiator assembly by a central solid steel core. After 20-30 minutes the outer ceramic surface radiates the captured thermal energy into home or office. » Source: Heat Stick 3 Comments


Renewable Energy Prison in Nevada

Nevada PrisonAPS Energy Services has begun construction on a large-scale renewable energy facility as part of the Northern Nevada Correctional Center's plan to generate heat and electricity using forest waste products. A 30-kW solar photovoltaic system will be combined with a wood-fired biomass boiler. Wood chips from surrounding forest-thinning industries will be processed in a heat and power plant, which will generate electricity, steam and hot water for the facilities. The power plant will produce 8 million kW of electricity per year, allowing excess energy to be sold to Sierra Pacific Power Co. No Comments

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Geothermal Energy Resources

Geodynamics Limited is a company exploring Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Energy.

Geothermal Directory
Web directory of information about geothermal energy, heating, heat pumps and power exchange.

Geothermal Energy Directory
Free energy from the earth. Geothermal energy can be tapped either at or near the surface, or from magma miles below the Earth’s surface.

Wikipedia: Geothermal Heating
Geothermal heating is a method of heating and cooling a building. It takes advantage of the natural stable warmth stored in the earth.

Wikipedia: Geothermal Power
Geothermal power is the use of geothermal heat to generate electricity. It is often referred to as a form of renewable energy, but because the heat at any location can eventually be depleted it is by definition not strictly renewable.

Wikipedia: Thermal energy
Thermal energy has no generally agreed definition and the term will not usually be found in most dictionaries of physics or science.

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