US electric power consumption

USA produced 2008 4316 TWh electric power for 305.548.183 inhabitants. This makes an average consumption per inhabitant of 14125 kWh per year.



So you would assume for 1 million inhabitants about 14 TWh electric power consumption. Why proposes Applied Materials only an 80 MW photovoltaic factory? Assuming 1500 kWh yearly yield for 1 kW photovoltaic in the southern US, it looks like this with a 80 MW photovoltaic factory:

Jahr PV production Photovoltaic Electric power
2010      
2011      
2012 80 MW    
2013 80 MW 80 MW 120 GWh
2014 80 MW 160 MW 240 GWh
2015 80 MW 240 MW 360 GWh
2016 80 MW 320 MW 480 GWh
2017 80 MW 400 MW 600 GWh
2018 80 MW 480 MW 720 GWh
2019 80 MW 560 MW 840 GWh
2020 80 MW 640 MW 960 GWh
2025 80 MW 1040 MW 1560 GWh
2030 80 MW 1440 MW 1960 GWh
2035 80 MW 1840 MW 2760 GWh


In this example is the 80 MW PV-factory middle 2010 ordered, after 18 month starts the production. In the year 2035 are only 20% of the 14 TWh electric power consumption produced by photovoltaic. Why not more? Why does Applied Materials not propose a 400 MW photovoltaic factory?

Here is the reason, it are the same percent shares like in the storage study of PEGE 2008.


  Renewable energy depends from storage for electric power


Applied Materials wants to sell photovoltaic factories, but why only 80 and not 400 MW for a town with 1 million inhabitants? Without storage technology is not more possible.

Gas price upper limit
Why is it not possible to have in the Applied Materials calculator for photovoltaic factories a higher gas price than $14 MMBTU? This are only 5 Cent per kWh thermical energy.


Natural gas power plant
CCPP reach 58% efficiency at producing electric power, new planned are designed for beyond 60%. Why are in the Applied Materials calculator only 46.7%.


Photovoltaic offer with electricity storage
With electricity storage, it would be possible to offer for 1 million inhabitants instead of 80 MW photovoltaic factrory 400 MW and to save with this 6 times more natural gas.