1 Gigawatt of Solar to the Americas

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What is a gigawatt? One billion (109) watts. That’s the total capacity of all the solar panels Suntech has now delivered to customers throughout North and South America. That’s no small amount of energy: One gigawatt of solar panels is... The post 1 Gigawatt of Solar to the Americas appeared first on Solar Feeds.

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  • ggunnggunn Solar Expert Posts: 1,973 ✭✭✭
    Re: 1 Gigawatt of Solar to the Americas
    What is a gigawatt? One billion (109) watts...

    What's the "109" about?
  • mtdocmtdoc Solar Expert Posts: 600 ✭✭
    Re: 1 Gigawatt of Solar to the Americas

    I'm guessing 10 to the 9th power
  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 30,053 admin
    Re: 1 Gigawatt of Solar to the Americas

    Or with our fancy new "go advanced" editor that can do 9109:

    109 Watts

    A typical north American home uses around 1,000 kWH or 106 Watt*Hours per month or roughly 1,000 watt average or 103 watts 24x7 by 30 days (actually 1.39 kW average load).

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
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