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Re: WSJ: Big tech firms seeking power
On Fri, 16 Jun 2006, Alex Rubenstein wrote:
Since you like Wikipedia so much, why don't you look it up:Huh?more like 154,000,000 BTU, /12000 or 12,798 tons.Well, the bigger problem here is that a watt is a measure of power (engergy/time) and a BTU is a unit of energy. There is no dimensionless conversion factor between the two.
Watt is not amount of power but amount of power produced during time, i.e.
its speed of energy consumption.
However kwatt-hour (I've never heard of watt-hour, but I suppose that
maybe used too..) is actually amount of energy consumed - more precisely
X kwr its how much energy device would consume if it were consuming energy at exactly the same speed of X kw for entire hour.