2,014,136,667

582.060,092

11,664,229

28,017,595

1,582,583

--

8,493,061

--

2,392,489

1,348,126

12,049,823​

     129,332,269

2,791,076,934

         2,799,000

2,793,875,934

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

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.

Wyoming Energy Consumption Estimates 2014

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

Wyoming Energy Production Estimates 2014

Other Spent Energy Same Source Data: Lithor


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

Wyoming

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Total

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Note; The replacement of gasoline combustion vehicles replaced by electric vehicles would have net reduction of energy effect of approximately 985 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 8,636,629 mWh's annually and 5,915 installed megawatts on 35,490 acres. Currently Wyoming consumes 318,694,781 gallons of gasoline annually which is equivalent to 11,664,229 megawatt hours. Electric vehicles similar to the Chevy Volt would only utilize about 3,027,600 megawatt hours for the same rated miles when compared to an automobile combustion ratio of 25 mpg for a total of 7,967369,525 miles driven in Wyoming. This would also have the affect of reducing the consumption of gasoline in terms of energy by 235,973,469 gallons   of gasoline. This would also reduce the equivalent of 2,277,143 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 Wyoming's spent fuels:  13,036 sq miles
= 1 square mile of solar PV in every 7.45 square miles of Wyoming's land surface (excluding surface water)

Wyoming Solar radiation 2 Axis Flat Plate

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

Average Available Sunlit Hours                    Minimum                    Maximum                    Multiplier
DirectSolar.com                                                    5.5                               6.81                               4.36                        (24/5.5)

NASA Atmospheric Science Data Center

To replace the state of Wyoming energy and fuels consumption with solar PV the estimates are as follows.

                                            0.7%
Square Miles                    Water                    Net Land Sq Miles                    Net Land Acres
      97,814                   684 sq miles                        97,130                                   62,163,200

2,251,000

67,000

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--

--

6,000

--

40,000

--

    435,000

2,799,000

U.S. Accumulative + DC Solar PV To Replace Fuels & Energy
50 State Subtotal:   $233,751,960,000,000 USD
50 State Subtotal Acreage:  233,751,960

1 acre in every 9.67 acres of the United States land area                           66.18 acres of every sq mile of the United States land area

U.S. Area 3,796,742 sq miles                                                                               Water 264,632 sq miles - 6.97%                                                                     Total land area: 3,531,905 sq miles                                                                 (Only if average minimum solar service hours can be met.)     (2014)

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Coal Fired

Natural Gas Fired

Motor Gasoline

Distillate Fuel Oil

LPG

Residual Fuel

Other Petroleum

Nuclear Electric Power

Hydroelectric

Biomass

Other Renewables

​Crude Oil

2,793,875,934 megawatthours divided by 8,760 hours per year = 318,935 megawatts per hour averaged

x 4.36 (multplier)  = 1,390,556 mW p/hr minimum under ideal weather averaged - accessible with battery storage
x 6 acres = 8,343,336 acres
= 1 acre of solar PV in every 7.45 acres
= 85.90 acres of every sq mile of Wyoming's land surface.  (excluding surface water acreage)

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

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

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

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

(Megawatthours)

Cost:  $8,343,336,000,000 USD
($6,000,000 USD per installed megawatt - BP Solar quote 2001, and others. +)