A nuclear fusion technology might revolutionize geothermal energy

It could harness the true potential of geothermal energy.

Geothermal energy is basically heat within the earth, and it has the potential to be a continuous power source for many countries across the world. It is a renewable energy source because it is continuously produced inside our planet’s crust: heat generated during the planet’s formation and the radioactive decay of materials generates heat, which is stored in rocks and fluids in the earth’s core.

In some places of the world, people use geothermal heat for bathing, to heat buildings, and generate electricity. However, it isn’t all that easy, as drilling into the earth to reach sufficiently high temperatures is difficult and expensive. In this episode of Undecided, Matt Farrell explores a solution that was unearthed by a startup called Quaise. The startup is reapplying a proven technology from nuclear fusion research to geothermal energy. Farrell explores the question of “Could it unlock the true potential of geothermal energy and make it better than solar and wind?”, and if you’re curious to see the answer, make sure you watch the video embedded above, and as always, enjoy.

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