One source of alternative energy the world is not really aware of is the geothermal one: large quantities of hot water, whose energy can be turned into electricity – much like underground jacuzzis.
Speaking of underground jacuzzis, Nevada can brag about having the largest number in the U.S.: 65, followed by California with 30 and Utah with 12. So far, Nevada has 21 geothermal plants functioning to a capacity of 441.8 megawatts, according to a report of the Geothermal Energy Association.
With the rest of the plants under construction, Nevada’s geothermal future looks pretty shiny: another 26 potential sites have been discovered. How about that! This is very important for the state, because it means it could sustain itself purely out of water: for example, Gradient Resources Colado’s plant will almost double the current capacity of the state by making an approximate 350 megawatts of output.
Apparently, the total number of states that could produce geothermal energy is 15, but so far the state of Nevada seems to be the most gifted! At the end of 2010, the U.S. measured a 3,102 megawatts capacity. Now who would like a bath in the Jacuzzi? …