The case studies are expected to be an analysis of a renewable energy topic where the student researches the energy source and includes the following information in the paper:
1. How is the energy produced? Exactly how does the energy become a part of the electrical grid?
2. What are the pros and cons of the energy?
3. Draws conclusions about its feasibility as a US energy resource. In other words could this energy really be a major resource if we no longer had the option of oil? Also what is the economic viability (cost) of producing the energy? Please include actual cost data.
4. Students will end the case study with a paragraph on what they learned researching their topic.
Grading will focus on the student’s analysis, reasoning, and depth of understanding of the issues, and thorough discussion of the energy source analyzed.
The case studies will consist of 3 pages MINIMUM and 4 pages MAXIMUM in length, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins, no larger than 12 pitch/Times New Roman or similar font, and NOT including the bibliography and any graphics, photos, or tables. Students are to use the APA style for all references.
Note that I do not deduct points for long papers as long as the information is pertinent.
Review the attached grading rubric for a grading guidance for this assignment.
Submission Instructions: Upload a completed Word document with your answers for grading.
This course uses automatic plagiarism checking software (Turnitin). You may submit your work up to 3 times prior to the deadline to check your similarity scores (aim for 10% similarity or less).
It takes roughly 15 minutes for the system to process your submission and show the score.