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Geothermal

GeyserAlthough we may not always realize it, the earth beneath us holds a great deal of energy. This energy is largely in the form of heat. The heat comes from two sources: sunlight, which warms the earth's surface, and the earth's core, which continuously emits heat.

At two metres below the surface, the earth's temperature holds steadily at approximately the average yearly air temperature for that region. In Peel Region, the average temperature is approximately 10 degrees Celsius. That means that even in the coldest days of winter, the earth's temperature two metres below us stays around 10 degrees Celsius.

How Does a Geothermal System Work?

How Efficient is a Geothermal System?




Revised: Wednesday July 15 2009

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