Marsina, Štefan; Oravský, Pavol
March 2014
Research Papers of the Wroclaw University of Economics / Prace N;2014, Issue 334, p141
Academic Journal
The paper analyses a renewable energy source - geothermal energy - from a world-wide and Slovak perspective. The world-wide view is focused on the installed capacity of electric and thermal energy production by continents and the comparison of the installed capacity of the thermal energy production of selected countries in the world. The world-wide view is applied also in the overview of the various categories of the direct use of geothermal energy. Two overviews of the results of the geothermal wells drilled in Slovakia by areas and by counties show the big potential for utilizing geothermal energy as an alternative source to fossil fuel consumption. Nowadays the task of research should be focused on the efficiency of the renewable energy sources exploitation and the diversification of the energy sources utilization.


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