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A typical American household uses 26.5 kW-hour of electricity per day, and that electricity is mostly supplied by fossil fuels.

A typical American household uses 26.5 kW-hour of electricity per day, and that electricity is mostly supplied by fossil fuels. If we wanted to instead power a house by solar panels, which receive on average 370 W/m2 from the Sun each day and are 15.7% efficient (fraction of solar energy converted into useable electrical energy), what area of solar panels is needed to power an average American home?

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  • *A is area of solar panel ( in m^2 )
    • smalakar_tutor
    • May 09, 2018 at 7:55am
  • P is the power output or the average power
    • smalakar_tutor
    • May 09, 2018 at 7:56am

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  • the answer was marked as wrong, I don't quite understand the total area needed.
    • jimenavallejo24
    • May 08, 2018 at 8:28pm

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