Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on TwitterGeothermal energy was first captured by man millions of years ago. Many ancient societies used geothermal energy to heat their public baths and to treat themselves to its healing and relaxing properties. Today, there is a resurgence in its use to heat homes and create electricity. It is being researched as an eco-friendly way to mass produce electricity. Many people understand that it is energy derived from the heat stored in the Earth, but do not know exactly how it is extracted and used.
In the links below you will find a great deal of information all about geothermal energy and its uses. To help you decide if it is worth your time to dive into these links, here are a few facts that you will find more information about if you do.
There are 11 well known geothermal energy hotspots across the globe.
Geothermal energy is derived from the Earth, but did you know that it is created by the radioactive decay of minerals and volcanoes as well as other sources.
Geothermal heating used to require very deep bore holes in your yard. Modern techniques use shallower digging spread out across your lawn.
Water is pumped into the ground to be heated by the Earth, returns to the system, and the heat is used to warm a home or drive turbines to create electricity.
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