Average Available Sunlit Hours                    Minimum                    Maximum                    Multiplier
SolarDirect.com                                                   4.42                              7.42                              5.42                     (24/4.42)

NASA Atmospheric Science Data Center 

6,334,000

17,377,000

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--

--

--

--

3,650,000

86,000

--

   5,834,000

33,281,000

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

458,476,738

2,731,483,226

437,936,119

313,380,909

468,356,898

30,095,682

355,700,373

116,772,908

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62,893,054

135,748,640

12,836,513

1,964,455,471

      38,275,083

7,126,411,614

      33,281,000

7,159,692,614

Texas

                                             2.5%
Square Miles                    Water                    Net Sq Miles                    Net Land Acres
     268,581                6,714 sq miles                  261,867                           167,594,880

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

(Megawatthours)

Texas Solar Radiation 2 Axis Flat Plate

Cost:  $26,579,112,000,000 USD
($6,000,000 USD per installed megawatt - BP Solar quote 2001, and others. +)

Solar PV to replace all of Texas' spent fuels:  41,529 sq miles
= 1 square mile of solar PV in every 6.30 square miles of Texas' land surface (excluding surface water)

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

Note; The replacement of gasoline combustion vehicles replaced by electric vehicles would have net reduction of energy effect of approximately 37,016 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 324,264,176 mWh's annually and 211,361 installed megawatts on 1,268,166 acres. Currently Texas consumes 11,965,467,732 gallons of gasoline annually which is equivalent to 437,936,119 megawatt hours. Electric vehicles similar to the Chevy Volt would only utilize about 113,671,943 megawatt hours for the same rated miles when compared to an automobile combustion ratio of 25 mpg for a total of 299,136,693,300 miles driven in Texas. This would also have the affect of reducing the consumption of gasoline in terms of energy by 8,859,676,939 gallons of gasoline. This would also reduce the equivalent of 85,495,882 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. One gallon of U.S. automotive gasoline is equivalent to 36.6 kilowatt hours of electricity.

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Total

Other Spent Energy Same Source Data: Lithor


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

Texas Energy Consumption Estimates 2014

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

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.

Texas Energy Production Estimates 2014

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

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

​Net Interstate Flow of Electricity 

2

7,159,692,614 megawatthours divided by 8,760 hours per year = 817,316 megawatts per hour averaged

x 5.42 (multplier)  = 4,429,852 mW p/hr minimum under ideal weather averaged - accessible with battery storage
x 6 acres = 26,579,112 acres
= 1 acre of solar PV in every 6.30 acres
= 101.58 acres of every sq mile of Texas' land surface.  (excluding surface water acreage)

Coal Fired

Natural Gas Fired

Motor Gasoline

Distillate Fuel Oil

LPG

Residual Fuel

Other Petroleum

Nuclear Electric Power

Hydroelectric

Biomass

Other Renewables

2

U.S. Accumulative + DC Solar PV To Replace Fuels & Energy  (2014)
43 State Subtotal:   $196,051,764,000,000 USD
43 State Subtotal Acreage:  196,051,764

U.S. Department of Energy
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Washington, DC  20585

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

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