# Sun's energy and grand unification

According to Wikipedia,

The approximate grand unification energy value is equal to $$1×10^{25}$$ eV or $$10^{16}$$ GeV

This is equal to $$1602176$$ J.
Now,

The Earth receives 174 petawatts (PW) of incoming solar radiation (insolation) at the upper atmosphere

This is solar radiation which is equal to $$1.74×10^{17}$$ J
My question is, Since solar radiation is way above the unification scale, near sun, Do forces in nature unify?
PS: Apologies if this was a stupid question, I'd appreciate if someone pinpoints and explains where I went wrong (If I did).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_energy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_unification_energy

• You've got a misunderstanding. The grand unification energy of $10^{16}$ GeV is meant as an energy of a single particle. But the solar radiation energy is the energy of many photons. – Thomas Fritsch Feb 24 at 17:24
• @ThomasFritsch You should make that an answer. – G. Smith Feb 24 at 17:43
• The typical visible photon from the Sun has an energy of only 2-3 eV, more than a trillion trillion times lower than the Grand Unification energy. – G. Smith Feb 24 at 17:46

The grand unification energy of $$10^{16}$$ GeV is meant as an energy of a single particle.
But the solar radiation ($$1.74 \cdot 10^{17}$$ J/s) is the energy of many photons. A single solar photon has an energy of only a few eV.