Advantages and disadvantages geothermal energy

Advantages of geothermal energy

  • The cost of the land build a geothermal power plant is usually less expensive.
  • The plant occupies less space.
  • No fuel is used for power, rate the power, reducing the running costs for the plants.
  • Geothermal energy is simple, cheap and renewable in nature.
  • Geothermal energy is almost inexhaustible as earth’s interior will continue to cool.

Disadvantages of geothermal energy

  • It may cause air pollution if the steam containing SO2 escapes in the atmosphere.
  • Hot steam and water coming to the surface of the earth contain salt and sulfur compounds, hence is corrosive.
  • To the turbine and other equipment.
  • Hot water when released in surface water may be ecologically hazardous.
  • Source of heat is unlimited but groundwater is not.
  • Drilling operations are noisy and costly (as the wells are deep)

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