Geothermal Technologies Program, US Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
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1.2 Thermal energy.
4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy.
2.2 Sources of energy on Earth.
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- The educator should point out that geothermal power plants use many of the same components as more conventional power plants, including turbines, generators, transformers, and other standard power-generating equipment.
- A related website from Google Earth on Enhanced Geothermal provides a way of viewing locations that are favorable to geothermal generation: http://www.google.org/egs/
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- A simple animation that shows a geothermal well, turbine, generator, and transmission.
- Explanatory text is below each segment of the animation.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
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- This animation is introductory material and not a comprehensive coverage of the topic.
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