TITLE

Geothermal Energy: The Most Attractive Resource Of The Future

AUTHOR(S)
Barnea, Joseph
PUB. DATE
September 1974
SOURCE
Columbia Journal of World Business;Fall74, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p59
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Geothermal energy is the heat of the earth's interior created by vast sources of energy from the hot magma of the interior. Geothermal resources are unusually attractive economically. First, they are a reliable year-round energy supply, available both day and night. Thus, it is superior to solar energy and wind power which are interruptable and have only a limited availability throughout the year. The only limitation on geothermal resources is its local character. Because of the nature of the process, a geothermal power station has to be built next to a geothermal field. The resulting electricity can be transported over considerable distances. The oldest type of a geothermal resources and perhaps the most difficult to find is the dry steam field. Among future significant applications of geothermal energy will be the utilization of geothermal energy for food production. Geothermal development in the United States today is directed almost exclusively toward the discovery of geothermal steam for power production. This is far lower in temperature than steam produced in a modem boiler and fuel power stations.
ACCESSION #
5543046

 

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