P1_6 Geothermal Power

Oliver East, Emma Longstaff, Chak Li, Mark Fletcher


Geothermal power is a green power source that could provide substantial renewable power. This paper looks at the approximate energy that the planet could provide using the stored thermal energy beneath the surface of the Earth. It was calculated that the energy that could be used was 3.9x1030J. However, actually extracting this energy is unrealistic with today’s technology, as well as hazardous to the planet.

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