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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
a quantum of sunshine
the Planck-spectrum is dominated by Boltzmann-statistics at high energies and by Bose-statistics at low energies. could you estimate how much solar power we receive per unit area at Earth from the quantum-mechanical part of the Sun's spectrum?