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A 1000MWe powerplant is to be run with coal or U235. Assume the efficiency of the coal plant is 38% and the nuclear plant is 32%. Further assume the coal has a heating value of 13,000 BTU/lbm of coal. Use the fission of U235 produces 200MeV.

  1. What is the mass converted to energy in each case?
  2. What is the mass of fuel consumed in one year?
  3. What is the mass of waste products produce in 1 year?
  4. Calculate the area of a solar panel farm to produce the same average daily power. (you will need to look online to find the efficiency and solar flux)
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