Advantages of Geothermal Energy
Geothermal Energy Sourcing Is Good for the Environment
Geothermal energy is extracted from the earth without burning fossil fuels, and geothermal fields produce practically no emissions. What’s more, geothermal energy can be very beneficial, as you can achieve savings of up to 80% over conventional energy usage
Geothermal Is a Reliable Source of Renewable Energy
Geothermal energy also has many advantages when compared to other renewable sources like solar, wind or biomass. It is an exceptionally constant source of energy, meaning that it is not dependent on neither wind nor sun, and available all year long.
When looking at the availability factor, which shows how reliable and constant specific energy sources are, geothermal is ranking on the top
(see website for statistics
), way above the other groups, which supports the argument of its independence on inconstant external circumstances when delivering energy.
High Efficiency of Geothermal Systems
Geothermal heat pump systems use 25% to 50% less electricity than conventional systems for heating or cooling, and with their flexible design they can be adjusted to different situations, requiring less space for hardware as opposed to conventional systems.
Little to No Geothermal System Maintenance
Due to the fact that geothermal systems only have few movable parts which are sheltered inside a building, the life span of geothermal heat pump systems is relatively high. Heat pump pipes even have warranties of between 25 and 50 years, while the pump can usually last for at least 20 years.