10,023,031

65,666,836

49,411,784

32,472,276

1,758,426

322,378

4,689.137

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94,055,734

21,218,346

137,951,929

       1,699,812

419,269,689

      5,361,000

424,630,689

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

Cost:  $3,673,278,000,000 USD
($6,000,000 USD per installed megawatt - BP Solar quote 2001, and others. +)

Other Spent Energy Same Source Data: Lithor


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

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450,000

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4,211,000

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    700,000

5,361,000

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

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

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

Average Available Sunlit Hours:                    Minimum                    Maximum                    Multiplier
SolarDirect.com                                                     1.9                                5.71                             12.63                (24/1.9)

NASA Atmospheric Science Data Center

                                            2.4%
Square Miles                    Water                    Net Land Sq Miles                    Net Land Acres
      98,381                  2,361 sq miles                     96,020                                    61,452,800

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Oregon Energy Production Estimates 2014

U.S. Accumulative + DC Solar PV To Replace Fuels & Energy  (2014)
37 State Subtotal:   $135,008,990,000,000 USD
37 State Subtotal Acreage:  135,008,990

Oregon Energy Consumption Estimates 2014

Solar PV to replace all of Oregon's spent fuels:  5,739 sq miles
= 1 square mile of solar PV in every 16.72 square miles of Oregon's land surface (excluding surface water)

Coal Fired

Natural Gas Fired

Motor Gasoline

Distillate Fuel Oil

LPG

Residual Fuel

Other Petroleum

Nuclear Electric Power

Hydroelectric

Biomass

Other Renewables

​Biofuels

Coal Fired

Natural Gas Fired

Motor Gasoline

Distillate Fuel Oil

LPG

Residual Fuel

Other Petroleum

Nuclear Electric Power

Hydroelectric

Biomass

Other Renewables

Total

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

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424,630,689 megawatthours divided by 8,760 hours per year = 48,473 megawatts per hour averaged

x 12.63 (multplier)  = 612,213 mW p/hr minimum under ideal weather averaged - accessible with battery storage
x 6 acres = 3,673,278 acres
= 1 acre of solar PV in every 16.72 acres
= 38.27 acres of every sq mile of Oregon's land surface.  (excluding surface water acreage)

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.

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

(Megawatthours)

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Note; The replacement of gasoline combustion vehicles replaced by electric vehicles would have net reduction of energy effect of approximately 4,176 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 36,586,321 mWh's annually and 58,923 installed megawatts on 353,538 acres. Currently Oregon consumes 1,350,048,743 gallons of gasoline annually which is equivalent to 49,411,784 megawatt hours. Electric vehicles similar to the Chevy Volt would only utilize about 12,825,463 megawatt hours for the same rated miles when compared to an automobile combustion ratio of 25 mpg for a total of 33,751,218,575 miles driven in Oregon. This would also have the affect of reducing the consumption of gasoline in terms of energy by 999,626,256 gallons of gasoline. This would also reduce the equivalent of 9,646,393 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. One gallon of U.S. automotive gasoline is equivalent to 36.6 kilowatt hours of electricity.

Oregon Solar Radiation 2 Axis Flat Plate