- Unit of measurement of power. Very commonly recognised in electricity but
applicable to the rate of generation, conversion, use or dissipation
of any kind of energy. For example, Tour de France champion Bradley
Wiggins is quoted as saying that his strategy is to keep up a steady 400
watt output; an airliner on landing approach would dissipate kinetic and
potential energy at a combined rate of (say) 20,000,000 watts.
- Wind speed
- Factor potentially affecting energy consumption in buildings but
not easy to take into account because of compound effect
with air temperature. More..