As an energy consultant, I have encountered numerous people who are confused about the term ‘megajoule’. Many people have a vague idea that it refers to energy, but they are not very sure about how much energy a megajoule actually is.
In this article, I will explain the concept of a megajoule, how it is measured, and provide some comparisons to help you understand how much energy is equivalent to a megajoule.
The basics of energy and joules
Before we dive into megajoules, let’s first understand what energy is and how it is measured. In simplest terms, energy is the ability to do work. It is what makes things move, heat up, and light up.
Energy is measured in joules (J), which is a unit that represents the amount of work required to move an object a certain distance. The more joules, the more energy.
Megajoules: 1 million Joules
A megajoule (MJ) is a unit of energy that is equal to one million joules. It is often used as a standard unit of measurement for large amounts of energy.