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How many solar panels in a 1 GW solar park? – Today’s Clidemy poll

𝘝𝘪𝘦𝘸 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 – https://lnkd.in/gFm7EuKK

Solar photovoltaic based power – that is, through the solar panels – is fantastic.

Zero carbon, or very low carbon. Available for eternity – or at least as long as our sun hangs around, which will be at least for a few more billion years. Works wherever and whenever their sunlight. Costs have dropped like a pack of dominoes.

And equally interestingly, it is modular – implying that you can have as small a solar “power plant” with a 1 W cell (good ole calculators have solar panels less than 1 W!), or as large as 1 GW = 1000 MW = 1000,000 KW = 1 billion or 1000,0000,000 W (the world’s largest solar farm is over 2 GW in size).

Such astonishing modularity is mainly owing to the technical architecture of solar panels – we start with small cells, which are then assembled into larger panels, which in turn are installed as large arrays on a solar farm.

Such modularity also means that we will be having many, many solar panels on large solar farms, as against just a handful of boilers on equally large thermal power plants. (One large boiler-turbine system alone could be over 1000 MW at very large thermal power plants!)

So, there will be lots of solar panels on a large solar farm. But how many?

𝐀𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐥𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞, 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐱𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐥𝐬 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐚 1 𝐆𝐖 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐫𝐦?

The above is today’s Clidemy Climate Poll question.

𝘑𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘨𝘰 𝘢𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘢 𝘣𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘨𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘴! Let me allow you a hint – solar panels today average a few 100 Watts.

Poll by: CliDemy – the Climate Academy – 𝘸𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘩𝘶𝘮𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘵 & 𝘮𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘵-𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘨𝘰𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥𝘸𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘣𝘺 2030. Help us do that!

All you now need to do is a bit of math!

𝘝𝘪𝘦𝘸 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 – https://lnkd.in/gFm7EuKK

See my LinkedIn post on this topic


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