Definition of terawatt in English:


Line breaks: tera|watt
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛrəwɒt
(abbreviation: TW)


  • A unit of power equal to one trillion (1012) watts.
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    • A terawatt is 1 billion watts, a quantity of energy that would otherwise require more than 500 nuclear reactors or thousands of coal-burning plants.
    • He and his colleagues ran simulations of the impact of windmills generating at least 2 terawatts of energy - about as much electricity as the world uses now.
    • The result is typically several tens of terawatts of carbon-free energy will be required by the end of the century.

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