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The above megawatt estimated requirements are for the replacement of energy and fuels consumed for electricity, heating and cooling, gasoline transportation fuels converted to its electric megawatt equivalent utilizing solar PV. We utilize Florida's minimum annual ideal weather 30-year monthly-averaged useful daily hours of solar concentration.  These conversions would be Florida's approximate energy demand equivalents in terms of energy, land, and cost.  For this conversion data set, one solar PV megawatt is equal to approximately six acres.  However, other solar PV installations are currently utilizing up to ten or more acres per installed megawatt. There are thermal solar installations utilizing 44 acres per installed megawatt.  ("resulting in a land-to-power ratio of 44 acres (180,000 m  ) per 1 megawatt.") ref; Thermal Power Towers - "Power Tower Designs"  wikipedia

Coal Fired

Natural Gas Fired

Motor Gasoline

Distillate Fuel Oil

LPG

Residual Fuel

Other Petroleum

Nuclear Electric Power

Hydroelectric

Biomass

Other Renewables

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Average Available Sunlit Hours:                    Minimum                    Maximum                    Multiplier
SolarDirect.com                                                     4.58                              6.26                              5.24             (24/4.58)

​NASA Atmospheric Science Data Center

Cost:  $4,078,363,000,000 USD
($6,000,000 USD per installed megawatt - BP Solar quote 2001, and others. +)

161,482,357

353,426,719

276,834,945

84,082,093

4,835,672

17,525,650

15,180,389

82,754,220

565,142

73,267,770

     17,682,178

      48,708,414

1,119,280,549

      17,065,000

1,136,345,549​

This installed PV solar energy estimate does not include land cost, taxes, additional infrastructure, or any other cost.  And, additional at-load losses when the solar collection minimum service hours can not be met because of less than ideal weather, nor the cost of future growth.

2,022,000

11,945,000

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30,000

2,676,000

21,000

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      371,000

17,065,000

To replace Florida's energy and fuels consumption with solar PV the estimates are as follows.

Florida Energy Production Estimates 2013

                                           17.9 %
 
Square Miles                    Water                    Net Land Sq Miles                    Net Land Acres
       65,755                   11,770 sq mi                        53,985                                   34,550,400

U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC  20585

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"Electric Power Net Generation by Primary Energy Source and Industry Sector"         Public Information

(Includes production less power generation)

Electric Power Net Generation by Primary Energy
Source and Industry Sector - April 2016

(Megawatthours)

Florida

U.S. Accumulative + DC Solar PV To Replace Fuels & Energy  (2014)
9 State Subtotal:   $30,677,262,000,000 USD
9 State Subtotal Acreage:  30,677,262

"Solar Radiation for 2-Axis Tracking Flat-Plate Collectors (kWh/m  /day)  Uncertainty ± 9%"  Florida

Florida Energy Consumption Estimates 2014

Coal

Natural Gas

Motor Gasoline

Distillate Fuel Oil

LPG

Residual Fuel

Other Petroleum

Nuclear Electric Power

Hydroelectric

Biomass

Other Renewables

​Net Interstate Flow of Electricity

Solar PV to replace all of Florida's spent fuels:  6,372 sq miles
= 1 square mile of solar PV in every 8.47 square miles of Florida's land surface (excluding surface water)

Total

Florida Energy Consumption Estimates - 2014
Other Florida Spent Same Source Consumption
  
Trillions of btu's converted to megawatthour equivalents

Note; The replacement of gasoline combustion vehicles replaced by electric vehicles would have net reduction of energy effect of approximately 23,399 megawatts per hour.  (Example; Chevy Volt automobile with a rating of 100 miles per 38 kilowatt hours with an 80% recharge in 20 minutes.) This would have a net reduction of 204,978,881 mWh's annually and 114,421 installed megawatts on 686,526 acres. Currently Florida consumes 7,563,796,311 gallons of gasoline annually which is equivalent to 276,834,945 megawatt hours. Electric vehicles similar to the Chevy Volt would only utilize about 71,856,064 megawatt hours for the same rated miles when compared to an automobile combustion ratio of 25 mpg for a total of 189,094,907,775 miles driven in Florida.  This would also have the affect of reducing the consumption of gasoline in terms of energy by 5,600,515,874 gallons of gasoline. This would also reduce the equivalent of 54,044,978 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. One gallon of U.S. automotive gasoline is equivalent to 36.6 kilowatt hours of electricity.

Source: Independent Statistics Analysis
U.S. Energy Information Administration

1,136,345,549 megawatthours divided by 8,760 hours per year = 129,719 megawatts per hour averaged

x  5.24 (multplier)  = 679,727 mW p/hr minimum under ideal weather averaged - accessible with battery storage
x  6 acres = 4,078,362  acres
=  1 acre of solar PV in every 8.47 acres
=  75.56 acres of every sq mile of Florida's land surface.  (excluding surface water acreage)

Other Spent Energy Same Source Data: Lithor


Conversion Tool:  "Online Conversion"
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