la géothermie (profonde)

05:54 Oct 3, 2017
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French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: la géothermie (profonde)
la géothermie à usage direct pour la production de chaleur
...ont également contribué à ternir l’image de la géothermie profonde
I need some help with the English noun. I find it as "deep geothermal" or "deep geothermal energy", "deep geothermal power", etc.
I need a noun to properly form some sentences. Please help if you have an idea.
Angelina Galanska
United States
Local time: 06:29

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4deep geothermal heat production
chris collister

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deep geothermal heat production

Probably best to avoid "energy" or "power" since they appear to be talking about low grade energy, i.e. specifically for space or process heating (unlike in e.g. Iceland where the only source of electrical power is geothermal!)

Note added at 1 hr (2017-10-03 07:53:07 GMT)

There are many refs to deep geothermal wells, e.g. This technique is distinct from others such as the Icelandic systems which are quite near the surface and therefore much easier to build.

Note added at 5 days (2017-10-08 15:59:48 GMT)

I believe "geothermics" is the science of everything to do with geothermal energy, so would not be appropriate in your context. For the reasons I gave above, I prefer "heat" to "energy" simply because the text speaks of "chaleur" which is somewhat more restrictive than "energy", though some might consider this to be splitting hairs.

chris collister
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Asker: the text talks about both geothermal sources used both for energy production and heating, both deep and surface operations . I saw the term "geothermics" which kind of encompasses them both. I opted to use "deep geothermal energy"

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