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How is geothermal energy generated?
In order to obtain enough energy to generate electricity, geothermal power plants rely on heat that exists a few kilometers below the surface of the Earth. In some areas, the heat can naturally exist underground as pockets steam or hot water. However, most areas need to be 鈥渆nhanced鈥?with injected water to create steam.
What is the best way to find geothermal energy?
Drilling a well and testing the temperature deep underground is the most reliable method for locating a geothermal reservoir. Most of the geothermal power plants in the United States are in western states and Hawaii, where geothermal energy resources are close to the earth’s surface.
How does geothermal energy work in New Zealand?
Geothermal energy exists in different forms all over the Earth (by steam vents, lava, geysers, or simply dry heat), and there are different possibilities for extracting and using this heat. In New Zealand, natural geysers and steam vents heat swimming pools, homes, greenhouses, and prawn farms.
Where are geothermal power plants located in the US?
U.S. geothermal power plants are located in the West. Most of the geothermal power plants in the United States are in western states and Hawaii, where geothermal energy resources are close to the earth’s surface. California generates the most electricity from geothermal energy.