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a unit of power equal to 1 joule per second

Scottish engineer and inventor whose improvements in the steam engine led to its wide use in industry (1736-1819)

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5 gigawatts (GW) of electricity from renewable sources a year by 2023 through 60 projects, involving an estimated investment of between $30 billion and $50bn.
The 1 gigawatt (GW) solar-thermal project will turn water into steam for injection into the oilfield.
For concentrating solar, which involves mirrors that heat steam to generate electricity, IEA reiterated its vision for about 1,000 gigawatts by 2050 from about four gigawatts now.
8 gigawatts worth of new solar power systems projected in China this year exceeds that of Japan, the high price of equipment is expected to make Japan the largest market in terms of value, the report said.
The country's solar installations jumped by a stunning 270 percent in gigawatts in the first quarter, according to a report from IHS, an information and analytics firm, positioning the country to surpass Germany as the world's largest solar energy market in terms of revenue in 2013.
According to the Iranian energy minister, by the end of the Fifth Economic Development Plan (March 2010-March 2015), Iran will boost its electricity generation capacity by 25 gigawatts to reach 73 gigawatts.
The company generated 951 gigawatts of power during the first six months, of which 913 gigawatts were sold while 38 gigawatts were used for the station.
2 gigawatts of capacity, Bloomberg New Energy Finance forecast.
Yesterday, Mr Davey admitted there were already enough turbines built or making their way through the planning system to meet the Government's targets to generate 13 gigawatts of power - enough to supply 10 million homes - through onshore wind farms by 2020.
ON UK had to say: "It could take 50 gigawatts of renewable electricity generation to meet the EU target.
In order to meet an estimated 6 to 10% annual surge in demand for power, which is around eight gigawatts of additional capacity generation, GCC countries are projected to invest more than $300bn in some 20 energy projects by 2020, a Dubai-based English daily quoted leading energy experts as saying.
Germany is currently the world's biggest market for solar energy, with total PV installations of seven gigawatts accounting for over 40% of world market last year alone.
Before the Japanese nuclear crisis, many in the industry expected China to unveil a new 2020 capacity target of 80-90 gigawatts, but experts now anticipate a figure of about 75 gigawatts.
The country will reduce its nuclear capacity goal of 80 gigawatts, Ren Dongming, Director of the Renewable Energy Development Center under the Economic Planner's Energy Research Institute, said at a Beijing conference on Thursday, without giving a new target.
The company is to increase its growth in wind turbines to 42 gigawatts by the end of 2011 compared to 35 gigawatts in 2010.