Galactic Sapper wrote:TFLYTSNBN wrote:Given Weber's descriptions, Honorverse starships have fusion reactors with power output in the Petawatt or even Exawatt range. In spite of this availability of fusion power, most systems still seem to rely massive solar collectors to power their industries. One can reasonably conclude that system industries require Zetawatt level (1eex21) power levels. This would broil a planet.

Do you have a reference or calculation base for this?

Explosion in EoH.

From an old post I made:

Perhaps you should reread chapter 46 of Echos Of Honor?

How much energy do you need to vaporize a half meter of Honorverse battle cruiser armor at 600 km from an omnidirectional explosion?

Well, we don't really know the characteristics of the armor, but I think it's safe to assume it's at least equal to iron in resisting damage.

A section of iron 1 meter square and .5 meters deep weights about 4 tons. The heat of vaporization of iron is about 6 megajoules per kg. So 4000 kg requires about 24 gigajolues, so it's 24 GJ per square meter. A 600 km diameter sphere has a surface area of 4.5 trillion square meters, so the overall power release was 1x10^23J.

Which is roughly 25,000,000 megatons.

I think that is a tiny bit more than a gigaton.