How Many Gigawatts of Power Does One House Use?

Answer Electricity is often measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh), however it can easily be converted to gigawatts, either through simple math or via Internet conversion tools. Tracking your own energy use by ... Read More »

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How many gigawatts of energy do windmills produce?

The cumulative energy output of the world's windmills is an estimated 59.1 gigawatts, according to the Global Wind Energy Council in 2005. Each size and design has different outputs in different lo... Read More »

How many solar panels do I need to power my house?

Solar panels convert sunlight to electricity, without noise or pollution or fossil fuels. It's clean, renewable, and never runs out of fuel. The problem is that solar panels aren't very efficient.... Read More »

How many megawatts of power does a nuclear power plant produce?

Each nuclear power plant produces a different amount of megawatts, based on the design of the plant. The capacity of nuclear power plants in the United States in 2008 ranged from 482 megawatts at t... Read More »

How much does it cost to convert a house to solar power?

It costs $100,000 to $200,000 to fully convert a house to solar power. The Energy Act of 2005 provides incentives in the form of subsidies, tax credits and rebates to help alleviate some of the cos... Read More »