Tubagus Ahmad Fauzi Soelaiman Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Thermodynamics Laboratory, Engineering Centre for Industry, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung, Indonesia
This chapter describes geothermal energy from its definition to use as a form of energy. Direct as well as indirect uses of the geothermal energy are covered in detail to give an overall view. Different types of geothermal power plants are described in detail. As a high intensity renewable energy that is available continuously, but cannot be exported, geothermal energy must be considered as an energy source in areas where they are available.
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