How much solar energy do we consume in a year?

Answer For the 2008 calendar year, domestic consumption of solar power was .091 quadrillion, or 91 trillion BTU, or British Thermal Units. In comparison, Americans consumed 81 trillion BTU in 2007. Statis... Read More »

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How much energy does a ceiling fan consume?

Ceiling fan energy usage varies by the size of the fan. As of October 2009, a 36-inch fan used 55 watts while a 56-inch used 100 watts. Ceiling fans use the same wattage as light bulbs.Source:Ceili... Read More »

How much energy do fluorescent lights consume?

Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL's) use approximately 75 percent less electricity than incandescent bulbs and last 10 times longer. The 60-watt equivalent CFL light bulb uses only 18 watts of e... Read More »

How much energy does a computer screen consume?

According to the University of Wisconsin at Madison's Information Technology Division, a typical cathode ray tube monitor consumes about 75 watts of energy, while a flat-screen monitor consumes onl... Read More »

How much energy does a light bulb consume?

A light bulb's watts tells you how much electricity it consumes in an hour: a 100-watt bulb uses 100 watts per hour. A kilowatt-hour (kWh) is kilowatts used per hour (utility companies charge by ki... Read More »