Convert Gigajoules to Joules

Enter the energy in gigajoules below to get the value converted to joules.

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1 GJ = 1,000,000,000 J

How to Convert Gigajoules to Joules

To convert a gigajoule measurement to a joule measurement, multiply the energy by the conversion ratio. One gigajoule is equal to 1,000,000,000 joules, so use this simple formula to convert:

joules = gigajoules × 1,000,000,000

The energy in joules is equal to the gigajoules multiplied by 1,000,000,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5 gigajoules to joules using the formula above.
5 GJ = (5 × 1,000,000,000) = 5,000,000,000 J

Gigajoules and joules are both units used to measure energy. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Gigajoules

One gigajoule is equal to 1,000,000,000 joules, which are the energy equal to the force on an object of one newton at a distance of one meter.

The gigajoule is a multiple of the joule, which is the SI derived unit for energy. In the metric system, "giga" is the prefix for 106. Gigajoules can be abbreviated as GJ, for example 1 gigajoule can be written as 1 GJ.

Joules

The joule is the energy equal to the force on an object of one newton at a distance of one meter. One joule is equal to the heat energy dissipated by the current of one ampere through one ohm of resistance for one second.

One joule is also equal to the energy needed to move an electric charge of one coulomb through a potential difference of one volt. In addition, one joule is also equal to the one watt-second.

The joule is the SI derived unit for energy in the metric system. Joules can be abbreviated as J, for example 1 joule can be written as 1 J.

Gigajoule Measurements and Equivalent Joule Conversions

Common gigajoule values converted to the equivalent joule value
Gigajoules Joules
1 GJ 1,000,000,000 J
2 GJ 2,000,000,000 J
3 GJ 3,000,000,000 J
4 GJ 4,000,000,000 J
5 GJ 5,000,000,000 J
6 GJ 6,000,000,000 J
7 GJ 7,000,000,000 J
8 GJ 8,000,000,000 J
9 GJ 9,000,000,000 J
10 GJ 10,000,000,000 J
11 GJ 11,000,000,000 J
12 GJ 12,000,000,000 J
13 GJ 13,000,000,000 J
14 GJ 14,000,000,000 J
15 GJ 15,000,000,000 J
16 GJ 16,000,000,000 J
17 GJ 17,000,000,000 J
18 GJ 18,000,000,000 J
19 GJ 19,000,000,000 J
20 GJ 20,000,000,000 J
21 GJ 21,000,000,000 J
22 GJ 22,000,000,000 J
23 GJ 23,000,000,000 J
24 GJ 24,000,000,000 J
25 GJ 25,000,000,000 J
26 GJ 26,000,000,000 J
27 GJ 27,000,000,000 J
28 GJ 28,000,000,000 J
29 GJ 29,000,000,000 J
30 GJ 30,000,000,000 J
31 GJ 31,000,000,000 J
32 GJ 32,000,000,000 J
33 GJ 33,000,000,000 J
34 GJ 34,000,000,000 J
35 GJ 35,000,000,000 J
36 GJ 36,000,000,000 J
37 GJ 37,000,000,000 J
38 GJ 38,000,000,000 J
39 GJ 39,000,000,000 J
40 GJ 40,000,000,000 J

More Gigajoule Energy Conversions

Joules
Convert to Kilojoules
1 GJ is equal to 1,000,000 kilojoules
Convert to Megajoules
1 GJ is equal to 1,000 megajoules
Calories
Convert to Calories
1 GJ is equal to 239,005,736.1 calories
Convert to Kilocalories
1 GJ is equal to 239,005.7 kilocalories
Convert to Megacalories
1 GJ is equal to 239.005736 megacalories
Watts x Time
Convert to Watt-hours
1 GJ is equal to 277,777.8 watt-hours
Convert to Kilowatt-hours
1 GJ is equal to 277.777778 kilowatt-hours
Convert to Megawatt-hours
1 GJ is equal to 0.277778 megawatt-hours
Convert to Watt-seconds
1 GJ is equal to 1,000,000,000 watt-seconds
Thermal Units
Convert to British Thermal Units
1 GJ is equal to 947,817.1 british thermal units
Convert to Million BTU
1 GJ is equal to 0.947817 million BTU
Convert to Therms
1 GJ is equal to 9.478171 therms
Convert to Quads
1 GJ is equal to 9.4782E-10 quads
Electronvolts
Convert to Electronvolts
1 GJ is equal to 6,241,500,000,000,000,443,161,772,032 electronvolts
Convert to Kiloelectronvolts
1 GJ is equal to 6,241,499,999,999,999,833,276,416 kiloelectronvolts
Convert to Megaelectronvolts
1 GJ is equal to 6,241,499,999,999,999,606,784 megaelectronvolts