we, we talk a lot about kilowatts, we talk a

lot about megawatts, we talk about, a lot about gigawatts.

So, how they relate and make sure we know the nomenclature?

Well, in PV, we, you hear a lot about watts.

well, it takes 1,000 watts to make a kilowatt.

And a kilowatt is one and a third horsepower,

so if you put a thousand watts of power

into an electrical motor, it can ma, it can

produce up to about one and a third horsepower.

So that's when you talk about watts of, [UNKNOWN] will take energy.

It's, not much energy, it's one,

0.1% of a horsepower basically. So

it'll, a kilowatt will power about, 20 50 watt

light bulbs. The average house for relevance has, a

peak demand of about three kilowatts, when it's pulling its peak power.

And there, a thousand kilowatts makes

up a kilowatt, a megawatt. Megawatt, or MW, we call it.

And like we had the kilowatt being a KW. And, a gigawatt

is 1,000 megawatts. So we have a

gigawatt, going smaller to a megawatt, to smaller yet

to being a kilowatt to a tho, smaller, yet being

a watt.

And there's a thousand difference between each one of them.

So it takes a billion watts to make up a, a gigawatt, it takes a million

kilowatts to make up a gigawatt, and a thousand megawatts to make up a gigawatt.

Now again, just to get things in perspective like we were talking about,

it takes about three kilowatts to make up a to power a house at

it's peak power.

The typical electric plant will be somewhere

on the order of 500 to 1000 megawatts.

They're smaller and they're also larger.

The coal-fired plants will tend to be out

here in the larger, 1000 megawatts as will nuclear.

Nuclear and coal are generally the largest.

Natural gas, turbines and combined cycles will

be around 500 megawatts or less.

And, but that's, that's the size of typical power plants.

So hopefully that puts things in perspective.

You can refer back to that if you forget.