Thursday, March 05, 2009

Geothermal Energy

Setting up the drilling rig

Extracting heat from rocks. That sounds like a good idea. Last week a team from Stures Brunnsborrning arrived to Tungelsta. Working with Tornberget (they manage the council owned properties), they will drill 36 boreholes around the soccer pitch at the school. They need to drill 300 meters down. When they are finished the Tungelsta school will be heated by geothermal energy. I could hear the team setting up the rig so I walked over for a chat and some photos. It's a bit technical, but if you want to know more there's more to read (in English) on their web site. On this visit they were doing some tests and the real work will start in the summer.

8 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Pretty cool. I like the guy's movement.

Anonymous said...

We all need some of this and it also works in the summer for air conditioning..

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville, Ohio

Lois said...

What a great way to provide heat!

Halcyon said...

Neat idea. I guess it doesn't work for everyone though!

Saretta said...

Sounds good. We have solar panels at my house, but never thought about geothermal!

Steffe said...

Seems to be popular in Mississippi:

http://www.mississippipower.com/residential/geoexchange.asp

Jacob said...

Sounds very interesting. I hope these guys get paid enough to work out in the cold like that!

Blognote said...

That is an excellent idea. Your government does its job properly: always looking for alternative energy for the community. Our government is unfortunatey very slow with this.