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

Nebraska

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

U.S. Accumulative + DC Solar PV To Replace Fuels & Energy  (2014)
27 State Subtotal:   $92,986,718,000,000 USD
27 State Subtotal Acreage:  92,986,718

Nebraska Solar Radiation 2 Axis Flat Plate

Other Spent Energy Same Source Data: Lithor


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Average Available Sunlit Hours:                    Minimum                    Maximum                    Multiplier
SolarDirect.com                                                   4.38                                 5.4                              5.47                 (24/4.38)

NASA Atmospheric Science Data Center   

Coal Fired

Natural Gas Fired

Motor Gasoline

Distillate Fuel Oil

LPG

Residual Fuel

Other Petroleum

Nuclear Electric Power

Hydroelectric

Biomass

Other Renewables

Crude Oil

​Biofuels

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Nebraska Energy Consumption Estimates 2014

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

(Megawatthours)

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.

Cost:  $2,415,942,000,000 USD
($6,000,000 USD per installed megawatt - BP Solar quote 2001, and others. +)

Total

1,159,000

68,000

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922,000

116,000

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    351,000

2,616,000

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Note; The replacement of gasoline combustion vehicles replaced by electric vehicles would have net reduction of energy effect of approximately 2,484 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 21,765,172 mWh's annually and 15,276 installed megawatts on 91,656 acres. Currently Nebraska consumes 803,142,868 gallons of gasoline annually which is equivalent to 29,395,029 megawatt hours. Electric vehicles similar to the Chevy Volt would only utilize about 7,629,857 megawatt hours for the same rated miles when compared to an automobile combustion ratio of 25 mpg for a total of 20,078,571,700 miles driven in Nebraska. This would also have the affect of reducing the consumption of gasoline in terms of energy by 594,676,830 gallons of gasoline. This would also reduce the equivalent of 5,738,631 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. One gallon of U.S. automotive gasoline is equivalent to 36.6 kilowatt hours of electricity.

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

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

Coal Fired

Natural Gas Fired

Motor Gasoline

Distillate Fuel Oil

LPG

Residual Fuel

Other Petroleum

Nuclear Electric Power

Hydroelectric

Biomass

Other Renewables

644,844,295 megawatthours divided by 8,760 hours per year = 73,612 megawatts per hour averaged

x 5.47 (multplier)  = 402,657 mW p/hr minimum under ideal weather averaged - accessible with battery storage
x 6 acres = 2,415,942 acres
= 1 acre of solar PV in every 20.34 acres
= 31.46 acres of every sq mile of Nebraska's land surface.  (excluding surface water acreage)

372,946,237

52,450,336

29,395,029

32,413,661

3,018,632

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2,608,332

30,055,613

3,107,781

30,010,478

12,192,442

5,128,7433

    68,901,011

642,228,295

     2,616,000

644,844,295

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

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

                                            0.7%
Square Miles                    Water                    Net Land Sq Miles                    Net Land Acres
     77,358                       541 sq mi                           76,817                                  49,162,880

Solar PV to replace all of Nebraska's spent fuels:  3,774 sq miles
= 1 square mile of solar PV in every 20.34 square miles of Nebraska's land surface (excluding surface water)

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

Nebraska Energy Production Estimates 2014

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