Geothermal Education Office (K-12
information for students and teachers) - a great online resource, plus they
will send you materials for a classroom.
Heat pumps use the geothermal energy of the
Earth at the surface to heat and cool a home or building. This is a clean and
environmentally friendly way to reduce your utility bill and fossil
fuel consumption. For more technical information or list of local contractors we recommend the
Ground Source Heat Pump Association site.
A second site for residential and commercial owners interested in learning more
try the GEOEXCHANGE site.
Resources Council provides Geothermal
Industry and Educational Links. The page is separated into several categories for
quick reference: Public Information and K-12 School Age Sites, University
Level Geothermal Information, Geothermal Related and Technical Information
Sites. The Geothermal Resources Council home page has a list of meetings and
Many people today are interested in
learning more about Renewable
Energy and its advantages. The Department of Energy web site
describes the different sources and contains many facts.
Those interested in all sorts of energy from
gasoline to energy efficient products try the Department of Energy, Energy
Information Administration site. It even has areas just for kids.
In the eastern and southeastern United States the geothermal
resources are primarily low-temperature energy sources in sedimentary and
Tech Geological Sciences Regional Geophysics Laboratory is one
location researching low-temperature geothermal resources in this region
of the United States.
The Oregon Institute
of Technology Geo-Heat Center makes resources available to the public on the development
of direct heat utilization of geothermal energy. This technological
information is aimed towards consultants, developers, potential users,
and the general public. This information developed through firsthand
experience with hundreds of projects and through extensive research, is
provided to individuals, organizations or companies involved in geothermal
The higher temperature resources found in deeper crystalline
rocks is exploited using the concept of Hot
Dry Rock, or Heat Mining. This has been highly researched
by Los Alamos National Lab., but at the current time there are no producing
plants existing in the United States.
In order to determine a well's
thermal significance, the well temperature-depth curve is studied in
comparison to regional and local conditions. A series of example temperature-depth
curves with descriptions of the factors that effect their character
are found at the Temperature
Informative Links concerning geothermal and
other renewable energies