The project “Implementation of RES through the construction of a geothermal heat pump installation and reconstruction of a heating installation at Nursery №3, Burgas” has the main objective to increase the share of renewable energy – geothermal energy – in the gross final energy consumption and to achieve the decarbonisation of the building of Nursery №3 in Burgas.
What is geothermal energy?
Geothermal energy is the natural heat of the Earth. It is derived from the decay of the radioactive elements in the Earth’s crust and transferred to the subsurface by conduction and convection. The word geothermal comes from the Greek words geo (earth) and therme (heat).
What is geothermal energy used for?
For centuries, geothermal springs have been used for bathing, heating and cooking. But only in the early 20th century people have started to consider geothermal as a practical source of energy. Today Geothermal energy can heat, cool, and generate electricity: Geothermal energy can be used in different ways depending on the resource and technology chosen—heating and cooling buildings through geothermal heat pumps and generating electricity through geothermal power plants.
Where can geothermal energy be found?
The exploitable geothermal resources are found throughout the world and are utilized nowadays in more than 80 countries.