Manara - Qatar Research Repository
PIIS2405844022031243.pdf (3.31 MB)

Trends and prospects of geothermal energy as an alternative source of power: A comprehensive review

Download (3.31 MB)
journal contribution
submitted on 2023-11-06, 11:27 and posted on 2023-11-06, 11:39 authored by Mohammad Towhidul Islam, M.N. Nabi, M.A. Arefin, K. Mostakim, Fazlur Rashid, N.M.S. Hassan, S.M.A. Rahman, S. McIntosh, B.J. Mullins, S.M. Muyeen

The world has capitalized on numerous renewable energy resources by developing its energy infrastructure mainly around solar, biomass, and hydro energy. However, geothermal energy has not yet been developed at a significant scale, despite reports from 62 wells showing evidence of geothermal gradients ranging from 20.8 °C/km to 48.7 °C/km in various areas of the world. Recent studies suggest that Bangladesh also has a huge potential for geothermal energy. This review extensively reports on exploiting the range of geothermal temperature in various direct and indirect energy application sectors including but not limited to the agriculture and industrial sector of Bangladesh. Additionally, the authors have analyzed and proposed adaptable measures to harness the abundance of geothermal energy. Furthermore, a comparative and possible solution has been discussed extensively for implementing a geothermal powerplant by analyzing techno-economic costs, policies, and systems of other countries in the world. Further, this review also shows the prospect of geothermal energy for Bangladesh as a case study.

Other Information

Published in: Heliyon
See article on publisher's website:


Open Access funding provided by the Qatar National Library



  • English


Cell Press

Publication Year

  • 2022

License statement

This Item is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Institution affiliated with

  • Qatar University
  • College of Engineering - QU

Geographic coverage