a unit of power, equal to 1000 watts. Abbreviation: kW, kw
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How to use kilowatt in a sentence
Under the current rate structure, rooftop solar owners make 30 cents per kilowatt but Thursday’s proposal, according to the California Solar and Storage Association, would cut that rate to about 8 cents per kilowatt hour.State Public Utilities Commission Drops Key Rooftop Solar Policy | MacKenzie Elmer | November 11, 2022 | Voice of San Diego
In order to store and deliver electricity competitively, you need a battery that costs about 20 dollars per kilowatt hour.
For example, traditional saunas that use steam typically take at least 10 minutes to an hour to fully heat up, and the total wattage can generally be calculated using cost per kilowatt.
The electrical system regularly failed and tenants said the landlord charged them an extra 7 cents, on top of the power company’s rate, for every kilowatt hour they used.Postcard From Thermal: Surviving the Climate Gap in Eastern Coachella Valley | by Elizabeth Weil and Mauricio Rodríguez Pons | August 17, 2021 | ProPublica
This spike-based approach is vastly more energy efficient, which is why training the most powerful AI requires kilowatts of electricity while the brain uses just 20 watts.A New Brain-Inspired Learning Method for AI Saves Memory and Energy | Edd Gent | July 27, 2020 | Singularity Hub
Over the course of a year, the 75-watt incandescent uses 82 kilowatt hours of electricity, costing $11.48.Why You Should Give LED Light Bulbs for Christmas. Seriously. | Daniel Gross | December 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It's going in at ten kilovolts, so that's a five billion kilowatt supply.Islands of Space | John W Campbell
One gram of lithium hydride would give nearly fifty-eight kilowatt-hours of energy in one blast.Unwise Child | Gordon Randall Garrett
The rental charges are nominal in amount, the maximum being about 1/16 of a cent per kilowatt hour.Our National Forests | Richard H. Douai Boerker
Kilowatts—Your electric bill usually reads in kilowatt hours.Electricity for the 4-H Scientist | Eric B. Wilson
Volts times amperes equals (watts) (kilowatt hours) (alternating current).Electricity for the 4-H Scientist | Eric B. Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for kilowatt
one thousand watts: Symbol: kW
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Scientific definitions for kilowatt
A unit of power equal to 1,000 watts.
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