How much energy is emitted from 4th of July Fireworks?

Posted July 6, 2017

Have you ever wondered how much energy was released when fireworks are launched at your favorite 4th of July event or even in just your neighbor’s backyard?  We did. So we contacted some students at the Energy & Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota.  Here’s what they found for Bismarck-Mandan area:

 

 

 

Based on these assumptions, we think the answer is 15 – 16 homes, based on the average US consumer uses about 10,000 kwh per year.