It has been a long time that geothermal energy was announced as the next energy reserve. The inability to excavate more fossil fuel reserves has made the world change its course towards these alternative new resources. It has proven that the saying “necessity is the mother of all invention” is very true. However geothermal energy has spotted to have certain negative aspects which are follows.
The first allegation that is made against geothermal energy is that the initial cost of installation is very high. This is a major query made from most of the people those who want to invest in this form of energy. The longevity of solar, wind or hydro devices outperforms the others. This is why these devices may have a higher cost of installation but you can recover that from the device itself.
Another major setback of these substitute energy resources is that they consume too much of space. This becomes a serious problem as getting sufficient space or land is a big issue. The planet is already facing a space crunch because of population explosion. Be it a piece of land or your roof top these gadgets need to be arranged in a spacious manner for efficiency. Again while making use of hydro powered devices you need to make that there is a nearby lake or some kind of water body. Otherwise you can bid it farewell.
In addition it has to be stated that these geothermal equipments use some or the other sort of power supply. This means there is a process of burning involved. No burning process is free of smoke and geothermal power is no exception to this rule. In a way this form of energy also emits gases to generate power as any other fuel does.
In fact the negatives of geothermal energy get concealed by its positives. Factors like cost effective and environmental friendliness weigh much more than all the above mentioned drawbacks. That is why everyone wants to get a piece of green energy over the traditional one. The use of this energy is spreading like wildfire and that is what is making it so very popular among the masses.