Definition of gigawatt
: a unit of power equal to one billion watts
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The deals in Indonesia between January 2010 and March 2017 represent 21 coal power projects with a combined capacity of 13.1 gigawatts.
But hot on Elon Musk's heels are several Chinese who plan to provide almost 3.5 times more gigawatt-hours of battery cells a year than the Gigafactory by 2021, according to Bloomberg.
Coal will be the biggest victim, with 369 gigawatts of projects standing to be cancelled, according to BNEF.
The Chinese government cancelled 12.4 gigawatts worth of coal projects in 2016, widely linked to the toxic smog that has gripped cities like Beijing and Baoding.
The government pledged in 2015, when the country’s electricity capacity from renewables was 36 gigawatts, to increase it to 175 gigawatts by 2022.
Capacity in China hit 77 gigawatts in 2016 which helped a 50% jump in solar power growth worldwide.
This is particularly true of China, which saw 300 gigawatts of domestic coal projects put on hold in 2016, largely due to existing overcapacity.
China added 7.21 gigawatts of solar power during the period, boosting its total installed capacity to almost 85 gigawatts, the NEA said.
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