How many homes can a 1 MW wind turbine power?

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asked Jul 7 in Conservation by Lechuechugs (1,240 points)
How many homes can a 1 MW wind turbine power?

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answered Jul 7 by Velszadeslse (2,190 points)
A 1MW wind turbine can power around 460 homes depending on how much electricity the homes use.

At a 33% capacity factor, that average turbine would generate over 402,000 kWh per month - enough for over 460 average U.S. homes.

To put it another way, the average wind turbine generates enough energy in 94 minutes to power an average U.S. home for one month.

1 MW of power will power as many as 400 to 900 homes depending on how much electricity the homes use.

15 MW of power powers around 13,500 homes.

30 MW of power powers around 27,000 homes.

An average home uses between 1 megawatt to 2 megawatts of electricity per month.

In a year an average home may use between 12 to 24 megawatts of electricity per year although some homes may not even use 1 megawatt per month although they may use 2 to 5 megawatts of electricity per year.

An average home uses around 1 megawatt to 2 megawatts in the summer months with central air conditioners or window air conditioners and in the winter with heat using electric heat the average home uses around 1 megawatt to 2 megawatts of electricity.

However some people don't even use 1 megawatt of electricity in their home and use around 300 to 500 watts of electricity per month.

In winter months when I use space heaters my electricity usage is around 1,500 watts to as much as 2,000 watts.

In the summer months when my central air conditioner is on I use around 2,000 watts to as much as 3,000 watts of electricity per month.

1 megawatt is equal to 1,000 Kilowatts.

Megawatts are used to measure the output of a power plant or the amount of electricity required by an entire city.

One megawatt (MW) = 1,000 kilowatts = 1,000,000 watts.

For example, a typical coal plant is about 600 MW in size.

Gigawatts measure the capacity of large power plants or of many plants.

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