WHAT ARE THE LIMITATIONS OF GEOTHERMAL ENERGY?WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF THIS TYPE OF ENERGY?

Asked by  | 20th Mar, 2008, 07:14: PM

Expert Answer:

Limitations

 

1.)  The biggest limitations of using geothermal to generate electricity is related to geography and geology – there are relatively few places on earth that have magma close enough to the earth’s crust to create the conditions necessary for generating electricity in an economical way.

2.)  Cost is another limitation. Like some other types of electrical generation, the costs of drilling the wells and building the plants can be very expensive

Geothermal power is used in two main ways:

(1) So the first advantage of using geothermal heat to power a power station is that, unlike most power stations, a geothermal system does not create any pollution

(2)The cost of the land to build a geothermal power plant on, is usually less expensive than if you were planning to construct an; oil, gas, coal, or nuclear power plant

(3)No fuel is used to generate the power, which in return, means the running costs for the plants are very low as there are no costs for purchasing, transporting, or cleaning up of fuels you may consider purchasing to generate the power.

 

Answered by  | 21st May, 2008, 10:47: PM

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