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gigawatt

[′gig·ə‚wät]
(electricity)
One billion watts, or 109 watts. Abbreviated GW.
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An additional 10 gigawatts will be available from new power plants due to be completed by 2020.
This strengthens our resolve to achieve 100 gigawatt target.
China accounted for the vast majority of this with 27 gigawatts added, by far the most of any country.
5 gigawatts," Turki Al-Shehri, head of the energy ministry's Renewable Energy Project Development Office told the Sino-Saudi investment forum in Jeddah last week, reported Reuters .
It expects the effect of a predicted sharp rise in EV sales will see electricity demand increase by eight gigawatts at peak times by 2030, with that figure eventually rising to 18 gigawatts by 2050.
According to German based Siemens, the regions capacity will grow to 509 gigawatts from existing 307 gigawatts resulting an increase of 66 per cent.
NEA predicts that China's PV power capacity will hit 150 gigawatts by 2020.
Some of the larger ones would need up to 30 gigawatts, he added.
Saudi Arabia has announced $109 billion (Dh400 billion) for the development of 41 gigawatts of solar power, as part of a wider plan to install 54 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2032.
In the scenario with the highest clean-energy deployment, IEA sees 4,600 gigawatts of photovoltaic capacity in 2050, up from about 150 gigawatts now.
Panasonic is forecasting Japan's solar market may consume as much as five gigawatts of solar cells in the year through March 31, making it one of the biggest in the world.
3 gigawatts to be added this year roughly equals the output of five nuclear reactors.