|In SI base units||kg·m−1s−3|
Power density is the amount of power (time rate of energy transfer) per unit volume.
In energy transformers including batteries, fuel cells, motors, power supply units etc., power density refers to a volume, where it is often called volume power density, expressed as W/m3.
In reciprocating internal combustion engines, power density (power per swept volume or brake horsepower per cubic centimeter) is an important metric, based on the internal capacity of the engine, not its external size.
|Storage material||Energy type||Specific power (W/kg)||Power density (W/m3)|
|Hydrogen (in star)||Stellar fusion||0.00184||276.5|
|Supercapacitors||Capacitance||up to 15000||Variable|