Convert Btu Per Hour to Megawatts

Enter the power in btu per hour below to get the value converted to megawatts.

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1 Btu/h = 2.9307E-7 MW

How to Convert Btu Per Hour to Megawatts

To convert a btu per hour measurement to a megawatt measurement, multiply the power by the conversion ratio. One btu per hour is equal to 2.9307E-7 megawatts, so use this simple formula to convert:

megawatts = btu per hour × 2.9307E-7

The power in megawatts is equal to the btu per hour multiplied by 2.9307E-7.

For example, here's how to convert 5 btu per hour to megawatts using the formula above.
5 Btu/h = (5 × 2.9307E-7) = 1.4654E-6 MW

Btu per hour and megawatts are both units used to measure power. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Btu Per Hour

One BTU per hour is equal to one british thermal unit, or the energy needed to heat one pound of water 1 °F, for one hour.

The btu per hour is a US customary unit of power. Btu per hour can be abbreviated as Btu/h, for example 1 btu per hour can be written as 1 Btu/h.


One megawatt is the power equal to 1,000,000 watts, or the energy consumption at a rate of 1,000,000 joules per second.

The megawatt is a multiple of the watt, which is the SI derived unit for power. In the metric system, "mega" is the prefix for 109. Megawatts can be abbreviated as MW, for example 1 megawatt can be written as 1 MW.

Btu Per Hour Measurements and Equivalent Megawatt Conversions

Common btu per hour values converted to the equivalent megawatt value
Btu Per Hour Megawatts
1 Btu/h 0.00000029307 MW
2 Btu/h 0.00000058614 MW
3 Btu/h 0.00000087921 MW
4 Btu/h 0.0000011723 MW
5 Btu/h 0.0000014654 MW
6 Btu/h 0.0000017584 MW
7 Btu/h 0.0000020515 MW
8 Btu/h 0.0000023446 MW
9 Btu/h 0.0000026376 MW
10 Btu/h 0.0000029307 MW
11 Btu/h 0.0000032238 MW
12 Btu/h 0.0000035169 MW
13 Btu/h 0.0000038099 MW
14 Btu/h 0.000004103 MW
15 Btu/h 0.0000043961 MW
16 Btu/h 0.0000046891 MW
17 Btu/h 0.0000049822 MW
18 Btu/h 0.0000052753 MW
19 Btu/h 0.0000055683 MW
20 Btu/h 0.0000058614 MW
21 Btu/h 0.0000061545 MW
22 Btu/h 0.0000064476 MW
23 Btu/h 0.0000067406 MW
24 Btu/h 0.0000070337 MW
25 Btu/h 0.0000073268 MW
26 Btu/h 0.0000076198 MW
27 Btu/h 0.0000079129 MW
28 Btu/h 0.000008206 MW
29 Btu/h 0.0000084991 MW
30 Btu/h 0.0000087921 MW
31 Btu/h 0.0000090852 MW
32 Btu/h 0.0000093783 MW
33 Btu/h 0.0000096713 MW
34 Btu/h 0.0000099644 MW
35 Btu/h 0.000010257 MW
36 Btu/h 0.000010551 MW
37 Btu/h 0.000010844 MW
38 Btu/h 0.000011137 MW
39 Btu/h 0.00001143 MW
40 Btu/h 0.000011723 MW

More Btu Per Hour Power Conversions

SI Units
Convert to Watts
1 Btu/h is equal to 0.293071 watts
Convert to Microwatts
1 Btu/h is equal to 293,071 microwatts
Convert to Milliwatts
1 Btu/h is equal to 293.071 milliwatts
Convert to Kilowatts
1 Btu/h is equal to 0.000293 kilowatts
US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Mechanical Horsepower
1 Btu/h is equal to 0.000393 mechanical horsepower
Convert to Electric Horsepower
1 Btu/h is equal to 0.000393 electric horsepower
Other Units
Convert to Kilocalories Per Hour
1 Btu/h is equal to 0.252164 kilocalories per hour

Unit of Measurement Conversion Made Easy!

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Understanding the Metric System

The metric system makes it relatively easy to convert from one metric unit to another metric unit. The metric system uses a base unit, think meters or grams, and a prefix such as kilo or milli. The prefixes differ from the base units by differing powers of 10. So to convert within the metric system it’s usually a matter of multiplying or dividing by one of the powers of 10.

Here is a list of some of the common metric prefixes:

  • “kilo” – 1,000x larger
  • “hecto” – 100x larger
  • “deca” – 10x larger
  • “deci” – 10x smaller
  • “centi” – 100x smaller
  • “milli” – 1,000x smaller

There is a helpful mnemonic for remembering the prefixes: “King Henry Died Until Drinking Chocolate Milk.”
The u in Until refers to the base unit.