African solar systems part 4: A problem on energy usage

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A person does not only require electrical energy. Consider the following daily typical energy usage:

  • Reading and working for four hours after sunset in the light of a 10 Watt LED lamp.
  • 3 L of sterilized drinking water. Sterilization of drinking water minimally requires the water temperature to be raised to \(100^\circ\) C from the ambient temperature of \(25^\circ\) C.
  • 1 hour of cell phone or radio use at 0.5 Watts.

Given these energy requirements, what percentage of the total energy usage per day is made up of heat?


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