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The benefits from wind work out to be more than 7¢ per kilowatt-hour, which is more than unsubsidized wind energy generally costs.
The Obama administration set a goal in 2009 of getting the cost of utility-scale solar energy down by 2020 from 27 cents a kilowatt-hour to 6 cents.
The price of batteries continues to plummet — from $1,000 a kilowatt-hour in 2010 to under $230 now, and falling.
Kathy McCullough said kilowatt dollars had become important to her family farm’s budget, hedging against fluctuations in wheat prices.
Residential power costs in some smaller communities are more than double the national average of 12 cents a kilowatt-hour, even after accounting for a state power subsidy known as Power Cost Equalization.
The calculation is based on average consumption of 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity a month.
The cost for the 22 kilowatt system is estimated at between $25,000 and $30,000, said Loren Williamson, of MC Power.
In 2021, the first full year the Lake Charles Power Station will be operational, Entergy customers who use an average of 1,000 kilowatt/hours of electricity a month will see an increase of $1.70 to $1.87 on their monthly bills.
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Origin and Etymology of kilowatt
First Known Use: 1884See Words from the same year
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Definition of kilowatt for English Language Learners
: a unit of electrical power equal to 1,000 watts
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