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Old 11-08-2012, 06:52 PM   #1498
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Originally Posted by SamDoe1 View Post
It's very practical, this is the general concept of geothermal energy. Typically, those systems don't have underground reservoirs though, it's just a system of pipes that go down and back up again.
I thought that used water. I was thinking about putting a turbine at the bottom of a very deep hole and just using the heat from the Earth to turn the turbine.

Generally, when I think of geothermal I think of running pvc under the ground about 10 feet deep with water and antifreeze through it and circulating through a heat pump.

I know Iceland generates a tremendous amount of their energy with geothermal but they is obviously done on a large industrial scale.

I was thinking of something of a smaller scale for independent home use, the same way people put wind turbines and small hydro projects in their yards.
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