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Overview of Geothermal Energy

Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP

This course presents basic information regarding geothermal energy, its advantages over traditional energy sources, and the energy savings associated with its use. This course explains the different types of geothermal resources and how they are implemented in the industry, as well as the different types of geothermal power plants used. Furthermore this course highlights the direct uses of geothermal energy and illustrates the benefits of geothermal heat pumps.

In this course, you need to review the DOE Publication, “Geothermal Energy – Power form the Depths”, published by the Department of Energy and provided below.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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