Definition of kilowatt
: 1000 watts
Recent Examples of kilowatt from the Web
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.
All total the panels are estimated to produce up to 5,850 kilowatts per month, which could offset the company's power bill more than 80 percent.
The apiary is part of an effort to rethink how land for clean energy can be used to supply more than just kilowatts.
But Californians used only 557 kilowatt hours a month, almost 40 percent below average.
Called the Arma, the shuttle is powered by a 33 kilowatt-hour battery pack that can be charged in five to eight hours.
According to reports, the act allows Commonwealth Edison to have a 0.195-cent-per-kilowatt-hour charge that ComEd's parent company, Exelon, said is needed to keep two nuclear power plants open.
And the whole thing will be powered by the 9.9 kilowatts of solar panels on the roof, with a battery backup for nighttime living.
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Origin and Etymology of kilowatt
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1884See Words from the same year
KILOWATT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of kilowatt for English Language Learners
: a unit of electrical power equal to 1,000 watts
KILOWATT Defined for Kids
Definition of kilowatt for Students
: a unit of electrical power equal to 1000 watts
Medical Definition of kilowatt
: 1000 watts
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