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Brent Olsen ASU ID 600404367 EEE360 Homework # 1 Do a web search to find: Power/person (generation capacity/population) in USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Japan, India, China, Brazil. Also indicate the approximate percentages of each type of power generation (nuclear, thermal, hydro, etc) Feel free to add other countries that interest you.
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I wanted to begin this homework assignment with something interesting that I found. I was not aware that the worlds largest hydroelectric power plant was in Brazil and that it supplies 93% of the energy consumed by Paraguay and 20% of that consumend by Brazil. It has 20 generating units of 700 MW each, that’s 14 GW of power produced. Also in the year 2000, it achived its generation record of 93.4 billion kilowatt-hours. “Itaipu Binacional is a company that runs the largest operational hydroelectric power plant in the world. [1] It is a binational undertaking run by Brazil and Paraguay at the Paraná River on the border section between the two countries, 15 km north of the Friendship Bridge . The project ranges from Foz do Iguaçu , in Brazil , and Ciudad del Este in Paraguay , in the south to Guaíra and Salto del Guaíra in the north. “ Itaipu Hydroelectric plant in Brazil India:
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As of 2005 the electricity production was at 661.6 billion kWh Electricity - production: 661.6 billion kWh (2005) Electricity - consumption: 488.5 billion kWh (2005) Electricity - exports: 67 million kWh (2005) Electricity - imports: 1.764 billion kWh (2005) India's theoretical solar potential is about 5000 T kWh per year (i.e. ~ 600 TW), far more than its current total consumption. Currently solar power is prohibitive due to high initial costs of deployment. However India's long-term solar potential could be unparalleled in the world
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because it has the ideal combination of both high solar insolation and a big potential consumer base density. It is expected to have 20 GW of
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