Here is a simple kW to HP converter and steps to unit conversion. Kilowatt and horsepower are units of power. Power is nothing but the energy converted per second. Power is a scalar quantity. The SI unit for power is watts. Horsepower is also a unit of power that is basically used to refer to the power output of engines and electric motors. One horsepower is approximately equal to 746 watts. Here is a simple calculator that can help you calculate horsepower from watts or kilowatts.

## How to convert kilowatts to horsepower?

### Kilowatts to Mechanic / Hydraulic horsepower

One kilowatt is equal to 1.341 mechanic or hydraulic horsepower.

1 kW = 1.341 HP_{mech}

1 watt = 0.01341 HP_{mech}

### Kilowatts to Electrical horsepower

One kilowatt is equal to 1.341 electrical horsepower.

1 kW = 1.34 HP_{electrical}

**1 watt = 0.0134 HP**_{electrical}

### Kilowatts to Metric horsepower

One kilowatt is equal to 1.356 metric horsepower.

1 kW = 1.3596 HP_{electrical}

**1 watt = 0.0136 Hpp _{electrical}**

## Convert 280 kW to HP:

280kW = 280 x 1.341 = 375.48 HP_{mech}

280kW = 280 x 1.34 = 375.2 Hp_{mech}

280kW = 280 x 1.3596 = 380.69 HP_{mech}

## Kilowatts to HP conversion table

The following are few** standard kW to HP conversions**

Mechanic horsepower (hp(I)) | Electric horsepower (hp(E)) | Metric horsepower (hp(M)) | |
---|---|---|---|

0.1KW | 0.080HP | 0.080HP | 0.082HP |

0.1KW | 0.121HP | 0.121HP | 0.122HP |

0.1KW | 0.161HP | 0.161HP | 0.163HP |

0.2KW | 0.241HP | 0.241HP | 0.245HP |

0.3KW | 0.335HP | 0.335HP | 0.340HP |

0.4KW | 0.496HP | 0.496HP | 0.503HP |

0.6KW | 0.738HP | 0.737HP | 0.748HP |

0.8KW | 1.006HP | 1.005HP | 1.020HP |

1.0KW | 1.341HP | 1.340HP | 1.360HP |

1.1KW | 1.475HP | 1.475HP | 1.496HP |

1.5KW | 2.012HP | 2.011HP | 2.039HP |

2.0KW | 2.682HP | 2.681HP | 2.719HP |

2.2KW | 2.950HP | 2.949HP | 2.991HP |

3.0KW | 4.023HP | 4.021HP | 4.079HP |

4.0KW | 5.364HP | 5.362HP | 5.438HP |

5.5KW | 7.376HP | 7.373HP | 7.478HP |

7.5KW | 10.058HP | 10.054HP | 10.197HP |

11.0KW | 14.751HP | 14.745HP | 14.956HP |

15.0KW | 20.115HP | 20.107HP | 20.394HP |

18.5KW | 24.809HP | 24.799HP | 25.153HP |

22.0KW | 29.502HP | 29.491HP | 29.912HP |

30.0KW | 40.231HP | 40.214HP | 40.789HP |

37.0KW | 49.618HP | 49.598HP | 50.306HP |

45.0KW | 60.346HP | 60.322HP | 61.183HP |

55.0KW | 73.756HP | 73.727HP | 74.779HP |

75.0KW | 100.577HP | 100.536HP | 101.972HP |

90.0KW | 120.692HP | 120.643HP | 122.366HP |

110.0KW | 147.512HP | 147.453HP | 149.558HP |

132.0KW | 177.015HP | 176.944HP | 179.470HP |

160.0KW | 214.564HP | 214.477HP | 217.540HP |

200.0KW | 268.204HP | 268.097HP | 271.924HP |

250.0KW | 335.256HP | 335.121HP | 339.906HP |

315.0KW | 422.422HP | 422.252HP | 428.281HP |

355.0KW | 476.063HP | 475.871HP | 482.666HP |

400.0KW | 536.409HP | 536.193HP | 543.849HP |

500.0KW | 670.511HP | 670.242HP | 679.811HP |

560.0KW | 750.972HP | 750.670HP | 761.388HP |

630.0KW | 844.844HP | 844.504HP | 856.562HP |

710.0KW | 952.126HP | 951.743HP | 965.332HP |

800.0KW | 1072.818HP | 1072.386HP | 1087.698HP |

900.0KW | 1206.920HP | 1206.435HP | 1223.660HP |

1000.0KW | 1341.022HP | 1340.483HP | 1359.622HP |

This is so important in the in th solar industries. Lots of Solar Universities try to make this clear as possible to students for channelling of power and energy.