#### What is a kilowatt?

A kilowatt is simply a measure of energy equal to 1000 watts of electricity.

#### What is the abbreviation for a kilowatt?

The abbreviation for a kilowatt is **kW.**

#### What is a kilowatt hour?

A kilowatt hour is a unit of energy you will see on your energy bill. It is equivalent to a single 1000 watt device used continually for 1 hour. A kilowatt hour is a measure of total energy and it refers to the amount of energy used over a period of time.

Power= Current (Amps) x Voltage

P= I x V

#### What is the abbreviation for kilowatt hour?

The abbreviation for a kilowatt hour is kWh.

#### What is a watt? (I just had to have this as a heading...who’s on first style?)

A watt of electricity is a measure of power.

Power, in turn, is a function of the voltage of a circuit multiplied by the current.

#### What is a watt hour? (I’m cracking myself up)

A watt hour is 0.001 of a kilowatt hour and is equivalent to one watt of energy being used continually for an hour.

#### Some examples of how to work out kWh’s of usage from specific devices

By way of example one kWh would also be used if: a single 20 Watt light bulb was used for 50 hours; or one hundred 20 watt light bulbs were used for 30 minutes; or A television that uses 100 watts was left on for 10 hours; or A 10 kW HVAC using 10,000 watts was run for six minutes to cool your home when you arrived home from work.

kWh of energy is the standard unit in which power is bought and sold to consumers.

#### What’s best to cut kWh use on your electric bill, energy efficiency or solar?

The potential to reduce the kWh of electricity you use through energy efficiency depends on how much power you currently use, how efficient your appliances are at using electricity and whether or not you are prepared to make lifestyle changes to save energy. In some instances, there are significant potential savings from energy efficiency measures.

However, for most people who own single-family homes in areas with high power prices, there are far greater potential savings from solar panel installation.

**Find out what a solar system produces in your area!**