What Can You Get for a Penny’s Worth of Power? - Carolina Country
July 2021

About the only thing of value that you can still get for a penny is electricity. If the cost per kWh is about 10 cents, then 100 watts would cost about a penny. So what can you get for a penny’s worth of electricity?*

  • 11 hours of reading using a 9-watt LED bulb
  • 30 minutes on a 200-watt desktop computer
  • 2.5 hours of television on a 40-watt, 32” LED TV
  • 18 full charges of a smart phone
*Courtesy of membersfirst.coop

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