# Convert 1000 mlw to gw

In this article I will show you how to convert 1000 milliwatts into gigawatts. Throughout the explanation below I might also call it 1000 mlw to gw. They are the same thing!

## How to Convert Milliwatts to Gigawatts

A milliwatt is smaller than a gigawatt. I know that a mlw is smaller than a gw because of something called conversion factors.

Put very simply, a conversion factor is a number that can be used to change one set of units to another, by multiplying or dividing it. So when we need to convert 1000 milliwatts into gigawatts, we use a conversion factor to get the answer.

The conversion factor for mlw to gw is:

1 mlw = 1.0E-12 gw

Now that we know what the conversion factor is, we can easily calculate the conversion of 1000 mlw to gw by multiplying `1.0E-12` by the number of milliwatts we have, which is 1000.

1000 x 1.0E-12 = 1.0E-9 gw

So, the answer to the question "what is 1000 milliwatts in gigawatts?" is 1.0E-9 gw.

## Milliwatts to Gigawatts Conversion Table

Below is a sample conversion table for mlw to gw:

Milliwatts (mlw) Gigawatts (gw)
0.010
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## Best Conversion Unit for 1000 mlw

Sometimes when you work with conversions from one unit to another, the numbers can get a little confusing. Especially when dealing with really large numbers.

I've also calculated what the best unit of measurement is for 1000 mlw.

To determine which unit is best, I decided to define that as being the unit of measurement which is as low as possible, without going below 1. Smaller numbers are more easily understood and can make it easier for you to understand the measurement.

The best unit of measurement I have found for 1000 mlw is watts and the amount is 1 w.