Mississippi Energy Consumption Estimates 2014

U.S. Accumulative + DC Solar PV To Replace Fuels & Energy  (2014)
24 State Subtotal:   $84,675,884,000,000 USD
24 State Subtotal Acreage:  84,675,884

Total

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

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

(Megawatthours)

90,000

3,161,000

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964,000

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    127,000

4,342,000

34,052,781

125,790,275

54,833,599

33,644,560

3,135,860

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14,067,412

30,453,220

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21,101,118

17,046,9655

   41,381,636

375,507,426

     4,342,000

379,849,426

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

Average Available Sunlit Hours:                    Minimum                    Maximum                    Multiplier
SolarDirect.com                                                    3.64                               4.86                              6.59                (24/3.64)

NASA Atmospheric Science Data Center 

Note; The replacement of gasoline combustion vehicles replaced by electric vehicles would have net reduction of energy effect of approximately 4,611 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 40,400,835 mWh's annually and 25,129 installed megawatts on 150,774 acres. Currently Mississippi consumes 1,498,185,765 gallons of gasoline annually which is equivalent to 54,833,599 megawatt hours. Electric vehicles similar to the Chevy Volt would only utilize about 14,432,764 megawatt hours for the same rated miles when compared to an automobile combustion ratio of 25 mpg for a total of 37,454,644,125 miles driven in Mississippi. This would also have the affect of reducing the consumption of gasoline in terms of energy by 1,103,847,950 gallons of gasoline. This would also reduce the equivalent of 10,652,132 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. One gallon of U.S. automotive gasoline is equivalent to 36.6 kilowatt hours of electricity.

Mississippi Energy Production Estimates 2014

Coal

Natural Gas

Motor Gasoline

Distillate Fuel Oil

LPG

Residual Fuel

Other Petroleum

Nuclear Electric Power

Hydroelectric

Biomass

Other Renewables

​Crude Oil

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

Mississippi Solar Radiation 2 Axis Flat Plate

Mississippi


Cost:  $1,714,488,000,000 USD
($6,000,000 USD per installed megawatt - BP Solar quote 2001, and others. +)

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.

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

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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Solar PV to replace all of Mississippi's spent fuels:  2,678 sq miles
= 1 square mile of solar PV in every 6.59 square miles of Mississippi's land surface (excluding surface water)

                                             3%
Square Miles                    Water                    Net Land Sq Miles                    Net Land Acres
      48,430                    1,452 sq mi                         79,636                                   30,065,344

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

Other Spent Energy Same Source Data: Lithor


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

379,849,426 megawatthours divided by 8,760 hours per year = 43,361 megawatts per hour averaged

x 6.59 (multplier)  = 285,748 mW p/hr minimum under ideal weather averaged - accessible with battery storage
x 6 acres = 1,714,488 acres
= 1 acre of solar PV in every 17.53 acres
= 36.50 acres of every sq mile of Mississippi's land surface.  (excluding surface water acreage)

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

Mississippi Energy Consumption Estimates - 2014
Other Mississippi Spent Same Source Consumption

Trillions of btu's converted to megawatthour equivalents
(Includes production less power generation)