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## How to convert watts to gigawatts (W to GW)

The formula for converting watts to gigawatts is: GW = W × 0.000000001. To calculate the watt value in gigawatts first substitute the watt value into the preceding formula, and then perform the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 watt in gigawatts we follow these steps:

GW = W × 0.000000001

G1 = W × 0.000000001

GW = 0.000000001

In other words, 1 watt is equal to 0.000000001 gigawatts.

## Example Conversion

Let's take a look at an example. The step-by-step process to convert 8 watts to gigawatts is:

- Understand the conversion formula: GW = W × 0.000000001
- Substitute the required value. In this case we substitute 8 for W so the formula becomes: G8 = W × 0.000000001
- Calculate the result using the provided values. In our example the result is: 8 × 0.000000001 = 0.000000008 GW

In summary, 8 watts is equal to 0.000000008 gigawatts.

## Converting gigawatts to watts

In order to convert the other way around i.e. gigawatts to watts, you would use the following formula: W = GW × 1000000000. To convert gigawatts to watts first substitute the gigawatt value into the above formula, and then execute the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 gigawatt in watts we follow these steps:

W = GW × 1000000000

W = 1 × 1000000000

W = 1000000000

Or in other words, 1 gigawatt is equal to 1000000000 watts.

## Conversion Unit Definitions

### What is a Watt?

### What is a Gigawatt?

## Watts To Gigawatts Conversion Table

Below is a lookup table showing common watts to gigawatts conversion values.

Watt (W) | Gigawatt (GW) |
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1 W | 0.000000001 GW |

2 W | 0.000000002 GW |

3 W | 0.000000003 GW |

4 W | 0.000000004 GW |

5 W | 0.000000005 GW |

6 W | 0.000000006 GW |

7 W | 0.000000007 GW |

8 W | 0.000000008 GW |

9 W | 0.000000009 GW |

10 W | 0.00000001 GW |

11 W | 0.000000011 GW |

12 W | 0.000000012 GW |

13 W | 0.000000013 GW |

## Other Common Watt Conversions

Below is a table of common conversions from watts to other power units.

Conversion | Result |
---|---|

1 watt in milliwatts | 1000 mW |

1 watt in kilowatts | 0.001 kW |

1 watt in megawatts | 0.000001 MW |

1 watt in electric horsepower | 0.001340482574 ehp |

1 watt in BTU/hr | 3.412141635133 BTU/hr |