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Recommended Books on Renewable Energy: Geothermal

Geothermal Energy: An Alternative Resource for the 21st CenturyGeothermal Energy: An Alternative Resource for the 21st Century
Harsh K. Gupta and Sukanta Roy

More than 20 countries generate electricity from geothermal resources and about 60 countries make direct use of geothermal energy. A ten-fold increase in geothermal use is foreseeable at the current technology level. This up-to-date book covers all facets of geothermal energy development and summarizes the present knowledge of geothermal resources, their exploration and use. Resource models, exploration techniques, drilling and production technology as well as current technological developments are discussed. 2006, Elsevier Science

Geoghermal Energy
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Geothermal Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment
William E. Glassley

Cost-effective, reliable, sustainable, and environmentally friendly, the use of geothermal energy has formerly been limited to areas where obvious surface features pointed to the presence of a shallow local heat source, such as hot springs and volcanoes. However, recent technological advances have dramatically expanded the range and size of viable resources, especially for applications such as modular power generation and home heating. Geothermal Energy explores where geothermal energy comes from, how it can be accessed, successful applications, and improvements for future uses. 2010, CRC Press

Geothermal Energy: Utilization and TechnologyGeothermal Energy: Utilization and Technology
Mary H. Dickson and Mario Fanelli, editors

Beginning with an overview of geothermal energy and current technology, leading experts in the field cover electricity generation, non-electric uses, environmental impacts and economic, financial and legal considerations in the use of geothermal energy. Case studies are included throughout. While written for professionals and students, the book is accessible to those new to the field who want to learn about this exciting alternative energy source. 2005, Earthscan Publications

The Smart Guide to Geothermal
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The Smart Guide to Geothermal: How to Harvest Earth's Free Energy for Heating and Cooling
Donal Blaise Lloyd

The Smart Guide to Geothermal explains why geothermal heating and cooling is the most energy efficient technology available to homeowners, and clearly shows how all homes--new or retrofit, in hot or cold climates--can use this reliable, silent, non-polluting way of extracting free energy from the earth. 2011, PixyJack Press



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