Introduction to Geothermal Energy
This online engineering PDH course discusses the various types of geothermal energy systems and their potential for providing for the energy needs of the country.
Geothermal energy is energy in the form of heat radiating from the Earth’s mantle. It is a sustainable, renewable, and practically inexhaustible energy source for the United States, potentially being used for electricity generation, heating, and cooling, while emitting only small amounts of greenhouse gases. Geothermal resources can be found nationwide, are “always on,” and represent a potentially vast domestic energy supply. Only a fraction of these resources have been used thus far, because of technical and non-technical barriers that constrain industry growth. In this course various types of geothermal energy systems are described, and the problems that must be solved before these systems can be widely implemented are outlined.
This 3 PDH online course is intended for civil, electrical, and mechanical engineers concerned with the future of the power industry.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Understanding hydrothermal resources
- Knowing how to characterize enhanced geothermal systems
- Familiarizing with geothermal heat pumps
- Understanding electric power generation
- Familiarizing with geothermal direct use
- Understanding the geothermal energy benefits
- Learning the technical and non-technical barriers to geothermal development
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