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Chapter 10, Problem 1E
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What is the main obstacle to using solar power?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The main obstacle to using solar power is to be stated.

Concept Introduction:

Solar energy is defined as the radiant energy, which is emitted by the sun on Earth.

Solar power is abundant on Earth’s crust because it falls upon the earth’s surface which receives approximately 1 KW per square meter per noon.

Explanation of Solution

The main obstacle to using solar power is its concentration. In the United States, the solar power per square meter is approximately 1000 W. If that energy is collected with 100 % efficiency, then the collected energy per day would be about 33,400 kJ. In contrast, the energy content of 15-gallon gasoline is about 1...

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