kilowatt

noun
kilo·watt | \ ˈki-lə-ˌwät \

Definition of kilowatt 

: 1000 watts

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The home has a multilayered roof system, a 9.2 kilowatt solar photo-voltaic system, two solar water heaters and the use of a private well for irrigation. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "Luxury homes: $6M PV mansion has solar photo-voltaic system, views of Mummy Mountain," 30 Apr. 2018 Now the project has recovered nearly the entire cost of the installation, and at the same time increased solar kilowatts generated in and around Marfa by 3,000 percent. Michael Agresta, WIRED, "Marfa, Texas Is Getting Its Own Solar-Powered Stonehenge," 16 May 2018 Under the first option, a customer with a five kilowatt solar array -- a fairly typical size for residential rooftop systems -- would have to pay $25 per month or $300 every year in fees to Alabama Power. Dennis Pillion, AL.com, "Alabama Power solar fee challenged as 'unjust, unlawful' in complaint to PSC," 26 Apr. 2018 The Taycan will be propelled by a 90 kilowatt-hours battery pack hidden in the floor powering a pair of electric motors. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, "Porsche CEO: Newly renamed Taycan electric sedan drawing 'exceptional' interest," 8 June 2018 Anticipating an extended period with no electricity, town leaders from Chester, Deep River and Essex made the decision to open an emergency shelter at John Winthrop Middle School, which serves the three towns and has a 450 kilowatt generator. Russell Blair, courant.com, "In Chester, Snow Is Gone But So Is Power," 9 Mar. 2018 One of the power deals approved Thursday will result in the construction of a 30-megawatt solar plant somewhere along the canal, which will sell power to CAP for just 2.5 cents per kilowatt-hour, one of the cheapest contracts of its kind. Ryan Randazzo, azcentral, "Despite protests from Navajo miners, Central Arizona Project approves power deal," 7 June 2018 In San Francisco, the fire department says lithium-ion batteries in buildings with capacities larger than 20 kilowatt-hours must comply with city and California fire codes for stationary battery systems. Mark Chediak, latimes.com, "Boom in giant batteries hits another roadblock: Cities' fear of fire," 18 May 2018 Deloitte expects battery costs for trucks to fall from $260 per kilowatt-hour in 2016 to $122 in 2026. Dee-ann Durbin, chicagotribune.com, "Electric delivery trucks to overtake diesels but long haul remains for semis," 15 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of kilowatt

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of kilowatt was in 1884

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kilowatt

noun

English Language Learners Definition of kilowatt

: a unit of electrical power equal to 1,000 watts

kilowatt

noun
kilo·watt | \ ˈki-lə-ˌwät \

Kids Definition of kilowatt

: a unit of electrical power equal to 1000 watts

kilowatt

noun
kilo·watt | \ ˈkil-ə-ˌwät \

Medical Definition of kilowatt 

: 1000 watts

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