Geothermal Energy

Thermal energy generated and stored in the Earth.

Cost

Power is sold at $0.03 to $0.035 per kWh.

Drawbacks

Some disadvantages are:



  1. Not a widespread source of energy
  2. High Installation costs
  3. Can run out of steam
  4. Suited to particular Region
  5. May release harmful gases
  6. Transportation

Location

The top ten most productive geothermal energy locations are in Kenya, El Salvador, Japan, Iceland, New Zealand, Italy, Mexico, Indonesia, The Philippines, The United States.