Geothermal energy is a form of natural energy. Interior of earth is hot and water of some springs get heated due to this heat, this is called as geothermal energy. It can be used as a great source of energy for doing various things. Many countries are using geothermal energy for producing electricity. Here are some facts about Geo thermal energy.
1. Source of energy
Geothermal energy is also called as geothermal power and this power is supplying 10% of the world’s total energy requirements. It is a great energy source in those areas, where energy options are limited, like Iceland and New Zealand.
2. A clean energy option
Geothermal energy is clean and safe option, no by products is produced and it causes no harm to the surrounding environment.
3. Cost effective
As compared to other energy option, geothermal power is quite cost effective. It does not require huge investments. Moreover, it is sustainable also, as we can inject hot water back in the Earth.
Geothermal energy is used in many ways. It is commonly used for heating and electricity generation. Other than that, geothermal heat pumps are also used.
5. Countries using geothermal power
Many countries are using geothermal power, which include Japan, Italy, Philippines and in some States of United States, California and Nevada.