[extropy-chat] Solar math (was: Nuke 'em)

Russell Wallace russell.wallace at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 14:46:17 UTC 2005

> http://www.eere.energy.gov/solar/pv_cell_light.html says it's about 6
> kWh/m^2/month
> insolation, for U.S. June.

6 kWh/m^2/month? That can't be right. Suppose average insolation is only 100
W/m^2 (probably an underestimate for June); there are 720 hours in a month,
so that would make the monthly insolation 72 kWh/m^2/month.

- Russell
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