Meaning of kilowatt in English:


(also kW)


  • A measure of one thousand watts of electrical power.

    • ‘Preparing for them each week requires forests of paper, quarried hillsides of chalk and untold kilowatts of electricity to power overhead lights and VCRs.’
    • ‘On a sunny day, an area just a few paces on a side would generate a kilowatt of electrical power.’
    • ‘Eight steam turbine generators each produce 8,000 kilowatts of electrical power, enough to serve a small city.’
    • ‘Telecommunication satellites require several kilowatts of electric power, while most other satellites require several hundred watts.’
    • ‘Generators are rated by their maximum electrical power output in kilowatts.’
    • ‘Stationary plants providing 200 kilowatts of neighborhood electrical power are practical and operating efficiently.’
    • ‘At full speed, each machine can generate more than 50 kilowatts of electricity, enough to power about 20 homes.’
    • ‘Well, the news I have today is that this power line does not produce a single kilowatt of electricity.’
    • ‘Each buoy could potentially produce 250 kilowatts of power, and the technology can be scaled up or down to suit a variety of energy needs.’
    • ‘We need five atomic power plants to produce the necessary 255,000 kilowatts for electricity.’
    • ‘Each month, the City provides six kilolitres of water free to all households and 50 kilowatts of electricity to those supplied by City Power.’
    • ‘The 4.8 kilowatts of electricity generated by the system is stored in advanced lead-acid batteries to keep the size and cost of the 250 lb battery pack reasonable.’
    • ‘The sleek, three-pronged turbines swivel to face the oncoming tide, generating up to 35 kilowatts of electricity each.’
    • ‘The campus generates some 40 kilowatts of electricity from the sun, enough to run its offices and workshops.’
    • ‘Water from the Ouse will be diverted through a turbine and returned to the river after generating up to 450 kilowatts of electricity.’
    • ‘When used as the primary power supply, generator capacities range from about 120 kilowatts to 150 megawatts.’
    • ‘The atmosphere was like a giant generator turning out millions of kilowatts of electricity.’
    • ‘We would only need about 30 turbines for the 70 million kilowatts of electricity consumed by the city council.’
    • ‘The giant powerful lights can pump out more than 300,000 watts all up, with each bulb requiring 2 kilowatts of power and warranted for 10,000 hours.’
    • ‘Fourteen large wind turbines are spread across the slopes of Beinn Ghlas in Argyll, their blades turning in the breeze to produce up to 600 kilowatts of electricity each.’