Energy budgets as reported by Saint-Hilaire and Benz (2005) for M-class flares and by Emslie et al. (2005) for X-class flares. The non-thermal electron energy strongly depends on the low-energy turn-over of the electron distribution, which may be masked by thermal radiation. Thus the non-thermal electron energy is a lower limit. The total radiated energy includes the contributions of X-rays, UV, and optical emissions.
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