alberta geothermal

Alberta Geothermal - Welcome.

Welcome to Alberta Geothermal, your online source for information on Geothermal heating cooling, and beyond! Our site attempts to explore geothermal's history, effectiveness, and ultimately help you decide if it's right for you and your home.

A logical first question: What Is Geothermal Energy?

Geothermal energy refers to a renewable source of energy coming from heat inside the earth. It is renewable because the earth’s core continues to produce heat, and water can be replenished with rain. The heat from inside the earth is a product of the radioactive decay of elements inside the earth such as thorium, potassium, and uranium.The word “geothermal” was derived from the Greek words for earth and heat: “geo” and “therme”...
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Interesting. But What Are the Benefits of Geothermal Energy?

Geothermal energy, or energy derived from heat coming from the earth’s interior, has many different uses. These uses can be categorized into three: for heating systems (and direct use), for generation of electricity, and for use in geothermal heat pumps...
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Sounds good, but what Are the Drawbacks of Using Geothermal?

Like most other things with a lot of uses, benefits and advantages, the use of geothermal energy also has a number of drawbacks. The process of producing energy through heat from the earth’s interior involves getting the steam it produces to run turbines, which supply power to electric generators. This article discusses the risks and disadvantages of this method of power generation...
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Energy in action: Heating and Cooling Homes Using Geothermal Energy in Alberta.

Geothermal energy has three main uses: direct, for hot springs and other similar uses; electricity generation, for the production of electricity through the use of steam that drives turbines powering electric generators; and heat pumps, for controlling the temperature of buildings on the earth’s surface. This article focuses on heat pumps, which are used in heating and cooling homes in Alberta, Canada...
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