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How to convert megawatts to kilowatts (MW to kW)
The formula for converting megawatts to kilowatts is: kW = MW × 1000. To calculate the megawatt value in kilowatts first substitute the megawatt value into the preceding formula, and then perform the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 megawatt in kilowatts we follow these steps:
kW = MW × 1000
kW = 1 × 1000
kW = 1000
In other words, 1 megawatt is equal to 1000 kilowatts.
Let's take a look at an example. The step-by-step process to convert 7 megawatts to kilowatts is:
- Understand the conversion formula: kW = MW × 1000
- Substitute the required value. In this case we substitute 7 for MW so the formula becomes: kW = 7 × 1000
- Calculate the result using the provided values. In our example the result is: 7 × 1000 = 7000 kW
In summary, 7 megawatts is equal to 7000 kilowatts.
Converting kilowatts to megawatts
In order to convert the other way around i.e. kilowatts to megawatts, you would use the following formula: MW = kW × 0.001. To convert kilowatts to megawatts first substitute the kilowatt value into the above formula, and then execute the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 kilowatt in megawatts we follow these steps:
MW = kW × 0.001
MW = 1 × 0.001
MW = 0.001
Or in other words, 1 kilowatt is equal to 0.001 megawatts.
Conversion Unit Definitions
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Megawatts To Kilowatts Conversion Table
Below is a lookup table showing common megawatts to kilowatts conversion values.
|Megawatt (MW)||Kilowatt (kW)|
|1 MW||1000 kW|
|2 MW||2000 kW|
|3 MW||3000 kW|
|4 MW||4000 kW|
|5 MW||5000 kW|
|6 MW||6000 kW|
|7 MW||7000 kW|
|8 MW||8000 kW|
|9 MW||9000 kW|
|10 MW||10000 kW|
|11 MW||11000 kW|
|12 MW||12000 kW|
|13 MW||13000 kW|
Other Common Megawatt Conversions
Below is a table of common conversions from megawatts to other power units.
|1 megawatt in milliwatts||1000000000 mW|
|1 megawatt in watts||1000000 W|
|1 megawatt in gigawatts||0.001 GW|
|1 megawatt in BTU/hr||3412141.6351330755 BTU/hr|