2.6 %
Square Miles                    Water                    Net Land Sq Miles                    Net Land Acres
      59,425                    1,545 sq mi                          57,879                                   37,043,168

Georgia Energy Consumption Estimates - 2013
Other Georgia Spent Same Source Consumption
  
Trillions of btu's converted to megawatthour equivalents

Georgia Energy Consumption Estimates 2014

139,552,411

191,114,648

153,979,547

66,761,592

5,597,657

3,897,845

8,461,754

97,559,318

8,209,368

74,146,984

365,984

   70,483,595

820,130,703

     9,026,000

829,156,703

Other Spent Energy Same Source Data: Lithor


Conversion Tool:  "Online Conversion"
http://www.onlineconversion.com/

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

Coal Fired

Natural Gas Fired

Motor Gasoline

Distillate Fuel Oil

LPG

Residual Fuel

Other Petroleum

Nuclear Electric Power

Hydroelectric

Biomass

Other Renewables

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.

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Georgia Solar Radiation for 2 Axis Flat Plate

Total

U.S. Accumulative + DC Solar PV To Replace Fuels & Energy  (2014)
10 State Subtotal:   $34,005,222,000,000 USD
10 State Subtotal Acreage:  34,005,222

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

829,156,703 megawatthours divided by 8,760 hours per year = 94,652 megawatts per hour averaged

x  5.86 (multplier)  = 554,660 mW p/hr minimum under ideal weather averaged - accessible with battery storage
x  6 acres = 3,327,960  acres
=  1 acre of solar PV in every 11.13 acres
=  57.50 acres of every sq mile of Georgia's land surface.  (excluding surface water acreage)

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 

Note; The replacement of gasoline combustion vehicles replaced by electric vehicles would have net reduction of energy effect of approximately 13,015 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 114,012,179 mWh's annually and 68,979 installed megawatts on 413,874 acres. Currently Georgia consumes 4,207,091,448 gallons of gasoline annually which is equivalent to 153,979,547 megawatt hours. Electric vehicles similar to the Chevy Volt would only utilize about 39,967,368 megawatt hours for the same rated miles when compared to an automobile combustion ratio of 25 mpg for a total of 105,177,286,200 miles driven in Georgia. This would also have the affect of reducing the consumption of gasoline in terms of energy by 3,115,086,857 gallons of gasoline. This would also reduce the equivalent of 30,060,588 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. One gallon of U.S. automotive gasoline is equivalent to 36.6 kilowatt hours of electricity.

Average Available Sunlit Hours:                    Minimum                    Maximum                    Multiplier
SolarDirect.com                                                    4.09                               5.41                              5.86                (24/4.09)

NASA Atmospheric Science Data Center

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

1,913,000

4,100,000

--

--

--

--

8,000

2,290,000

319,000

--

    396,000

9,026,000

Electric Power Net Generation by Primary Energy
Source and Industry Sector - April 2014

(Megawatthours)

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

Cost:  $3,327,960,000,000 USD
($6,000,000 USD per installed megawatt - BP Solar quote 2001, and others. +)

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

Georgia Energy Production Estimates 2013

Solar PV to replace all of Georgia's spent fuels:  5,199 sq miles
= 1 square mile of solar PV in every 11.13 square miles of Georgia's land surface (excluding surface water)

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(Includes production less power generation)

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 Georgia's minimum annual ideal weather 30-year monthly-averaged useful daily hours of solar concentration.  These conversions would be Georgia'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