Geothermal Energy: Harnessing the Power of the Earth

This video describes how geothermal heat resources in California have been tapped to supply 850 MW of electricity. Images and animations show how the area known as The Geysers has been developed to capture steam, produced from trapped rainwater and heated by the earth. Major challenges include finding suitable geothermal resources to develop, and ensuring that underground water is replenished.

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Video length 7:36 min.

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Parts of the video are a bit grainy. Can't really project in a classroom. A slightly different version can be viewed at [link http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/geothermal-heats-up/]

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