- From giga- + watt (Wiktionary)
“A gigawatt is the equivalent of one billion watts.”
“This project and subsequent expansions will bring the peak solar energy capacity to just about a gigawatt, which is identical to the energy made by smaller conventional coal plants.”
“(A terawatt is 1,000 gigawatts, and a gigawatt is the capacity of the largest sort of coal-fired power station.)”
“He majored in mechanical engineering at Cornell, where one of his professors was Carl Sagan, and was working as an actor at a Seattle sketch comedy show when the host mispronounced the word "gigawatt"; he'd incorrectly said "jigowatt.”
“Before you write one more word, do enough homework to answer this simple question: How much high-level radioactive waste does a large (say 1 gigawatt electric) nuclear plant produce in a year? expressed either in tons or in cubic meters.”
“And according to a new report by the Solar Energy Industries Association, nearly one gigawatt of added capacity will be installed in 2010, a 114 percent increase over last year.”
“At the end of December, Beijing Jingneng, a clean-energy unit of the Beijing municipal government, had a total installed capacity of 1.19 gigawatt of gas-fired power.”
“Iberdrola produced 3,090 gigawatt hour worth of renewable energy in the U.S., almost as much as in Spain.”
“At the end of 2008, Africa's installed wind power capacity was just 593 megawatts, but by the end of last year it was just under one gigawatt. 1000 megawatts.”
“The two companies will cooperate on the first phase of a two-gigawatt solar field, First Solar President Bruce Sohn said on Wednesday.”
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