# Energy created by falling object

If there is a 1.36 kg weight falling .1524 meters,
how many joules are created when the object reachs the end of the .1524 meters. How do you calculate this?
I came up with 2.032 joules which is .20723 kg meters which I think is enough power to lift 1.36 kg .1524 meters which is the same as where I started and that cannot be correct because a falling object has more power than the same object standing still.
Thanks,
Greg

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Astronuc
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Taking the acceleration of gravity to be constant, the change in gravitational potential energy is mg$\Delta h$, where $\Delta h$ is the change in elevation.