Uses of Geothermal Energy Beyond the Ground Source Heat Pump System
Besides the ground source heat pump system, the uses of geothermal energy can be seen in other
systems using heat and air. For example, this type of energy can power farming equipment, swimming pools,
spas, industrial buildings and even complex manufacturing processes. Some of these systems are devised as
dual power generators, meaning they derive some energy or heat from the earth, and get additional energy from
Actually, deriving the power straight from the earth is the most efficient option you can select. Nevertheless, even a cooperative effort with ground energy and hot springs activity is a very efficient form of energy production. Besides water, some systems can use solar energy collection in addition to ground warming.
Though this technology has been around since Roman times, and perhaps even as far back as Paleolithic times, only now in the face of imminent danger from the overuse of fossil fuels are more homeowners and businesspersons starting to explore this superior technology.
Just a thought to ponder: even with our vast energy demands we could easily power up our endeavours here on earth with just a few hours of sunlight a day. While sunlight and sun heating continues to be free, drilling for new fossil fuel resources is expensive—in the short-term and gravely expensive in the long-term. Why not talk to a geothermal energy specialist today for a thorough explanation?
by Phillip Rye -
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