Energy Statistics, Just for a moment imagine the possibilites…

As of 2:57 p.m. Easter Time 9/20/10:
265,541,003 MWh of energy has been used, Today
244,992,367 MWh from non-renewable sources
20,218,455 MWh from renewable sources
25,149,876,921 MWh of Solar Energy striking the earth..Today
52,550,486 Gallons of oil
100 lightning strikes over the earth, per second
2000 thunderstorms occuring at any given time
100 lightning strikes per second=6000 per minute
360,000 lightning strikes per hour
8,640,000 lightning strikes per day
3,110,400,000 lightning strikes per year
stike of lightning contains 1.21 Gigawatts. (1.21 Billion Watts)(1,210 Mega Watts)

A gigawatt (GW) is of course 1000 megawatts (MW), 1 million (10^6) kilowatts (kW), 1 billion (10^9) joules per second (J/s). This is a few times more than a typical large scale power plant puts out.In BTU units, a GW is about 3.4 Gbtu/hour, and about 1 quad (10^15 BTU) in 33 years.

Put more simply, gigawatt is enough electricity to power about 400,000 homes!

Literally, there is unlimited amounts of energy at any given location, at any given time.
Just for one moment, imagine the possibilities…

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