BY: JOHN AND VIKI
Where Geothermal Energy Comes From And The First Use of Geothermal Energy
Geothermal energy comes from the heat within the earth. People around the world use geothermal energy to produce electricity, to heat buildings and greenhouses, and for other purposes.
The first time geothermal energy was used was to to produce electricity is a relatively new industry. It was initiated by a group of Italians who built an electric generator at Lardarello in 1904. Their generator was powered by the natural steam erupting from the earth.
Where is Geothermal Found And How Do We Get It?
What does geothermal energy look like? Some visible features of geothermal energy are volcanoes, hot springs, geysers, and fumaroles. But you cannot see most geothermal energy. Usually geothermal energy is deep underground. There may be no clues above ground to what exists below ground.
Geologists use many methods to find geothermal resources. They may study aerial photographs and geological maps. They may analyze the chemistry of local water sources and the concentration of metals in the soil. They may measure variations in gravity and magnetic fields. Yet the only way they can be sure there is a geothermal resource is by drilling wells to measure underground temperatures.
The earth is a hotbed of geothermal energy. The most active geothermal resources are usually found along major plate boundaries where earthquakes and volcanoes are concentrated. Most of the geothermal activity in the world occurs in an area known as the "Ring of Fire." The Ring of Fire rims the Pacific Ocean and is bounded by
Japan, the Philippines, the Aleutian Islands, North America, Central America, and
Safety Risks That Come With Geothermal Energy
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