Largest markets worldwide: solar PV energy installed capacity 2012-2018

This statistic represents the largest markets for solar photovoltaic energy capacity additions from 2012 to 2018. In 2018, the U.S. amounted to some 56.2 gigawatts of solar photovoltaic power capacity.

Leading markets for cumulative installed solar photovoltaic capacity from 2012 to 2018

ChinaJapanU.S.GermanyItaly
2018175,40056,16262,49845,45220,107
2017131,14049,50051,63842,49219,682
201678,08042,04140,43641,18619,297
201543,53034,15025,60039,71018,906
201410,6409,7406,2111,900424
201312,9206,9684,7513,3051,620
20123,5001,7183,3697,6043,647
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Source

Release date

December 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2012 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Figures are compiled from several reports.

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