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I need help with the following problem:  A “solar farm” is large area of open ground covered with solar panels of photovoltaic (PV) cells for the purpose of converting sunlight into electrical energy. If the PV cells have an efficiency of 10%, what are of land is needed to produce and electrical output of 1000 MW (megawatt)? Assume the average insolation (we learned this in a previous chapter) is 500 W/m2.  Give your answer in square meters and square kilometers.

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