The word geothermal comes from the Greek words geo (earth) and therme (heat). So, geothermal energy is heat from within the earth. We can use the steam and hot water produced inside the earth to heat buildings or generate electricity. Geothermal energy is a renewable energy source because the water is replenished by rainfall and the heat is continuously produced underground.
- KEY BENEFITS
- Provides clean and safe energy, using little land
- It is renewable and sustainable
- Avoids importing energy and benefits sustainable local economies
- Generates reliable and continuous energy