Sunday Funday: 10 Things That Can Make 1.21 Gigawatts Of Power

November 18, 2018 1:53 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

So each Sunday, I’ll be writing a blog post that’s a little more light hearted – lets call it “Sunday Funday”. This week, after watching a stream of the 1980’s cult classic Back to the Future, I sat here wondering what would it take to make up 1.21 Gigawats of power… No plutonium? Don’t worry! I taken a look at what it would take to power the iconic DeLorean in 2018.¬†

Firstly, let’s start at the beginning – how much power is 1.21 gigawatts?

A watt is a measure of power and there’s 1 billion watts in a GW. To break this down even more:
1 million watts = 1 megawatt and 1,000 watts = 1 kilowatt. Great Scott!!!!!!

So how much power is 1 Gigawatt?

  • 431 utility scale wind turbines
  • 100 million LEDS
  • 1.3 million horses
  • 2,000 Corvettes Z06s
  • 8, 066, 666, 670 spinning hamster wheels
  • 10 jet engines
  • 60% of Hoover Dam
  • 2 Large gas turbines
  • 33,611 Tour De France riders

and..

1 lightning bolt.

but you knew that already!

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