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Solved: Solar energy reaching the earth is about 1350 W/m2

Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach | 8th Edition | ISBN: 9780073398174 | Authors: Yunus A. Cengel ISBN: 9780073398174 171

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Problem 2143

Solar energy reaching the earth is about 1350 W/m2 outside the earths atmosphere, and 950 W/m2 on earths surface normal to the sun on a clear day. Someone is marketing 2 m 3 3 m photovoltaic cell panels with the claim that a single panel can meet the electricity needs of a house. How do you evaluate this claim? Photovoltaic cells have a conversion efficiency of about 15 percent.

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Textbook: Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach
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Author: Yunus A. Cengel
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