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

Note; The replacement of gasoline combustion vehicles replaced by electric vehicles would have net reduction of energy effect of approximately 2,690 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 23,566,278 mWh's annually and 10,410 installed megawatts on 62,460 acres. Currently New Mexico consumes 869,604,344 gallons of gasoline annually which is equivalent to 31,827,519 megawatt hours. Electric vehicles similar to the Chevy Volt would only utilize about 8,261,241 megawatt hours for the same rated miles when compared to an automobile combustion ratio of 25 mpg for a total of 21,740,108,600 miles driven in New Mexico. This would also have the affect of reducing the consumption of gasoline in terms of energy by 643,887,377 gallons of gasoline. This would also reduce the equivalent of 6,213,513 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. One gallon of U.S. automotive gasoline is equivalent to 36.6 kilowatt hours of electricity.

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

New Mexico Energy Consumption Estimates 2014

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808,576,543 megawatthours divided by 8,760 hours per year = 92,303 megawatts per hour averaged

x 3.86 (multplier)  = 356,289 mW p/hr minimum under ideal weather averaged - accessible with battery storage
x 6 acres = 2,137,734 acres
= 1 acre of solar PV in every 36.32 acres
= 17.62 acres of every sq mile of New Mexico's land surface.  (excluding surface water acreage)

Cost:  $2,137,734,000,000 USD
($6,000,000 USD per installed megawatt - BP Solar quote 2001, and others. +)

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Total

New Mexico Energy Consumption Estimates - 2014
Other New Mexico Spent Same Source Consumption

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

Other Spent Energy Same Source Data: Lithor


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

Coal Fired

Natural Gas Fired

Motor Gasoline

Distillate Fuel Oil

LPG

Residual Fuel

Other Petroleum

Nuclear Electric Power

Hydroelectric

Biomass

Other Renewables

Average Available Sunlit Hours:                    Minimum                    Maximum                    Multiplier
SolarDirect.com                                                    6.21                              7.16                              3.86                  (24/6.21)

NASA Atmospheric Science Data Center    

U.S. Accumulative + DC Solar PV To Replace Fuels & Energy  (2014)
31 State Subtotal:   $99,745,820,000,000 USD
31 State Subtotal Acreage:  99,745,820

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

(Megawatthours)

686,000

748,000

--

--

--

--

5,000

--

--

--

   427,000

1,866,000

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

116,601,047

396,363,317

31,827,519

27,577,988

2,110,111

--

6,887,170

--

263,763

5,040,822

11,400,465

967,134

​ 210,249,195

806,710,543

     1,866,000

808,576,543

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.

New Mexico

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                                            0.2%
Square Miles                    Water                    Net Land Sq Miles                    Net Land Acres
    121,589                   243 sq miles                       121,346                                  77,661,440

New Mexico Solar Radiation 2 Axis Flat Plate

Coal Fired

Natural Gas Fired

Motor Gasoline

Distillate Fuel Oil

LPG

Residual Fuel

Other Petroleum

Nuclear Electric Power

Hydroelectric

Biomass

Other Renewables

Biofuels

Crude Oil

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

New Mexico Energy Consumption Estimates 2014

Solar PV to replace all of New Mexico's spent fuels:  3,340 sq miles
= 1 square mile of solar PV in every 9.46 square miles of New Mexico's land surface (excluding surface water)

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

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