In a sunny location, sunlight has a power density of about 1 kW/m2 . Photovoltaic solar cells can convert this power into electricity with 16% efficiency.
If a typical home uses 385 kW/m2 of electricity per month, how many square meters of solar cells would be required to meet its energy requirements? Assume that electricity can be generated from the sunlight for 8 hours per day.
- Solar Turbines: How Much Energy, In Kilowatt Hours Per Year, Would One Square Foot Of Solar Cells Produce? (7/21/2011)
- Solar Turbines: How Much Solar Paneling Is Required To Produce Electrical Energy To Move A 250 Pound Body In A 250 Pound Cart? (7/22/2011)
- Solar Cells…?
- Solar Producer: How Much Energy Is Required To Produce, Transport And Install Solar Panels? (6/14/2011)
- Solar Turbines: How Much Electricity Can Our Best Solar Cells Generate? Can It Be Stored? (7/24/2011)