Electrical Power in the United States

1876 Words Feb 24th, 2018 7 Pages
Electricity is defined in amps, watts, volts, and ohms. A current (I) is measured in amps and electrical power (P) is measured in watts. Voltage (V) is measured in volts and resistance (R) is measured in ohms. A current is the number of electrons that go through a wire per second. Electrical power can be determined by the voltage multiplied by the current. Voltage is the pressure the electrons are pushed through the wire and it can be determined by the current multiplied by the resistance. Resistance is the flow of the electrons, the fatter the wire the less resistance there is and the skinnier the wire the more resistance there is. In some states you can't do certain jobs. For example you shouldn't put solar panels to collect the solar energy in New Hampshire because they barely have sun compared to Arizona. It's very important to check stuff like weather patterns and the population of a state. It's important to know the population so like that if it disrupts an environment like a very big city or a forest full of endangered species the impact won't hurt that many people, animals, or plants around. There are many ways to make energy but some aren't possible in the U.S. The possible sources available in the U.S. are nuclear power, fossil fuels- coal, oil and gas, alternative energy- solar, wind, geothermal, tidal, hydroelectric, man power, biomass, natural…
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