Nevada Energy Production Estimates 2014

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

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

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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 Nevada's minimum annual ideal weather 30-year monthly-averaged useful daily hours of solar concentration.  These conversions would be Nevada'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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Cost:  $577,962,000,000 USD
($6,000,000 USD per installed megawatt - BP Solar quote 2001, and others. +)

23,140,229

73,993,639

36,575,271

18,199,714

1,201,591

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2,989,325

--

6,477,713

3,135,860

19,777,826

527,527

     4,278,837

190,297,532

     2,807,000

193,104,532

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

(Megawatthours)

Nevada Energy Consumption Estimates 2014

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

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

71,000

2,029,000

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--

--

--

175,000

--

    532,000

2,807,000

Nevada Solar Radiation 2 Axis Flat Plate

U.S. Accumulative + DC Solar PV To Replace Fuels & Energy  (2014)
28 State Subtotal:   $93,564,680,000,000 USD
28 State Subtotal Acreage:  93,564,680

Other Spent Energy Same Source Data: Lithor


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

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.

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

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Note; The replacement of gasoline combustion vehicles replaced by electric vehicles would have net reduction of energy effect of approximately 3,091 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 27,081,690 mWh's annually and 16,845 installed megawatts on 101,075 acres. Currently Nevada consumes 999,324,344 gallons of gasoline annually which is equivalent to 36,575,271 megawatt hours. Electric vehicles similar to the Chevy Volt would only utilize about 9,493,581 megawatt hours for the same rated miles when compared to an automobile combustion ratio of 25 mpg for a total of 24,983,108,600 miles driven in Nevada. This would also have the affect of reducing the consumption of gasoline in terms of energy by 739,936,885 gallons of gasoline. This would also reduce the equivalent of 7,132,138 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. One gallon of U.S. automotive gasoline is equivalent to 36.6 kilowatt hours of electricity.

Solar PV to replace all of Nevada's spent fuels:  903 sq miles
= 1 square mile of solar PV in every 121.65 square miles of Nevada's land surface (excluding surface water)

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

Average Available Sunlit Hours:                    Minimum                    Maximum                    Multiplier
SolarDirect.com                                                    5.49                              7.13                               4.37                 (24/5.49)

NASA Atmospheric Science Data Center  

                                           0 .69%
Square Miles                    Water                    Net Land Sq Miles                    Net Land Acres
     110,622                     763 sq mi                         109,859                                  70,309,760

Coal Fired

Natural Gas Fired

Motor Gasoline

Distillate Fuel Oil

LPG

Residual Fuel

Other Petroleum

Nuclear Electric Power

Hydroelectric

Biomass

Other Renewables

Crude Oil

​Net Interstate Flow of Electricity 

Nevada

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

193,104,532 megawatthours divided by 8,760 hours per year = 22,043 megawatts per hour averaged

x 4.37 (multplier)  = 96,327 mW p/hr minimum under ideal weather averaged - accessible with battery storage
x 6 acres = 577,962 acres
= 1 acre of solar PV in every 121.65 acres
= 5.26 acres of every sq mile of Nevada's land surface.  (excluding surface water acreage)

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