Geothermal 2 

6th Grade
Energy Project



EIA - Energy Basics 
EIA - Energy Information Administration
EIA - Electricity Explained
Energy Story - Lots of good links to the different forms of energy
Energy Links - Nothing but links
EIA - Renewable Energy Explained
EIA - Non-renewable Energy Explained - Energy Sources - Renewable Energy Sources
Energy Resources - Great site for advantages and disadvantages
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Energy portal
Coal cost 

 Worldmapper for fuel
United States electricity generation maps by fuel -
click on power plant tab
National Geographic Global Electricity by fuel map 

 Energy 1 



EIA - Solar 

NASA Science - How do Photovoltaics Work? 

National Geographic - Solar Energy
Costs - Use the photovoltaic figure. 



 National Geographic - Wind Energy
Where is a good place to build for wind energy?  - US MAP 

  Wind bulb 


American Nuclear Society - Nuclear Science and Technology
NEED Project - What is nuclear energy?
U.S. Department of Energy - All about Nuclear
How Stuff Works? - How nuclear power works?

Nuclear Energy Institute - Reliable & Affordable Energy (cost)
NEI - Nuclear World 
U.S. Nuclear Regulator Commission - Student's Corner

All images are from Image Quest. 

Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 21 May 2012. 

Table 1.  Updated Estimates of Power Plant Capital and Operating Costs  
   Nominal Capacity (kilowatts)  Overnight Capital Cost (2010 $/kW)  To calculate, multiply the 2 columns. 
Single Unit   650,000  $3,167     
Advanced PC    
  Natural Gas    
Conventional NGCC  540,000  $978     
Dual Unit Nuclear  2,236,000  $5,335     
Biomass CC  20,000  $7,894     
Biomass BFB  50,000  $3,860     
Onshore Wind  100,000  $2,438     
Offshore Wind  400,000  $5,975     
Solar Thermal   100,000  $4,692     
Small Photovoltaic  7,000  $6,050     
Large Photovoltaic  150,000  $4,755     
Geothermal – Dual Flash  50,000  $5,578     
MSW  50,000  $8,232     
Hydro-electric  500,000  $3,076     
Pumped Storage  250,000  $5,595       This is part of Table 1 from the EIA website.