Geothermal Energy in Iceland

In the world of geothermal energy, Iceland is a top celebrity. This cold European country and popular tourist destination is burning with fire underneath. Nowhere else on Earth can we observe so many active volcanoes where eruptions occur every four to five years. Icelanders can thank for this spectacle of geothermal activity to its unique geographic location. Iceland and other parts of the world including areas of western USA and Japan lie on top of shallow geothermal resources. Iceland, in {Read More}

100 Geothermal Energy Facts

The word geothermal is a fusion of “geo”,  a Greek word meaning “Earth,” and “therme” a Greek word meaning “heat. Geothermal power originates from the Earth’s formation, decay of radioactive isotopes, volcanic activity and solar energy. The temperature increases around 80 degrees Fahrenheit for each mile of depth below the Earth’s surface. At the center of Earth is a solid core with an estimated temperature of about 8,000 °F (4426 °C). The high temperature of the Earth’s core melts the {Read More}