Problem: At midday, solar energy strikes the earth with an intensity of about 1 kW/m2.What is the area of a solar collector that could collect 150 MJ of energy in 1 hr? This is roughly the energy content of 1 gallon of gasoline.

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At midday, solar energy strikes the earth with an intensity of about 1 kW/m2.

What is the area of a solar collector that could collect 150 MJ of energy in 1 hr? This is roughly the energy content of 1 gallon of gasoline.

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