Hey guys, so I missed like the last week of classes due to me being sick all the time but I got a homework problem that im pretty sure I would have learned if I were in class last week but here it is:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The area of the continental United States is approximately 3.5 x 10^6 mi^2, and its population is apporximately 305 million people. (a). Estimate the total solar power falling on the continental U.S. The "solar constant????" there (averaged over a 24 hour period) is 180 W/m2. (b) What area would have to be devoted to a solar collectors with a 10 percent conversion efficiency in orderr to get all of people's powers need from solar power? Each person requires, on average, 1300 W of power. (c). What percent of the area of the U.S. would be covered with solar collectors?

Again, I have no idea where to begin, I spent about an hour or 2 looking online for helpful hints or clues but nothing really came up. Anything that would help would be greatly appreciated.

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# Homework Help: Solar Constant?

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