Provide a 5 pages analysis while answering the following question: Green and Sustainable Energy Peculiarities. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. The amount of fuel utilization in this country for energy production is rising steadily as the years go by and it is bound to continue doing so for the next thirty years unless something is done or an alternative energy source is found for large scale production (Hasheem, 2012).
Luckily enough for Saudi Arabia, the country has vast geothermal deposits especially around the southern parts of the country. Geothermal energy is thermal energy produced from and stored in the earth. Thermal energy is the energy that determines temperature levels of matter. In other words, thermal energy is very much related to heat energy. Geothermal energy is generated due to radioactive decomposition of minerals beneath the earth’s surface. The difference in temperature between the earth’s surface and its core (geothermal gradient) is responsible for the flow of heat energy from the core to the earth’s surface. This heat energy comes out in the form of steam with a lot of pressure from beneath the earth (Zehner, 2012). Geothermal energy is a form of green energy that is renewable has a wide range of uses in the kingdom which include.
Electrical production whereby geothermal electricity is produced from geothermal energy. Most geothermal power plants include dry steam power plants, flash steam power plants, and binary cycle power plants. Geothermal generation is said to be sustainable since the heat extraction is small compared with the earth’s heat content. The first geothermal power generator was built in Italy and was used to power light bulbs. Later on, the first commercial geothermal power plant was built there. Geothermal electric power plants are being built in places where high temperatures geothermal resources are near the earth’s surface. .Geothermal power stations are very similar to other steam turbine power generators in that heat from the earth’s core is used to heat water which produces steam that turns the turbines of a generator thus producing electricity. . .