Solar photovoltaic capacity installed and connected in the European Union (EU-28) in 2017, by country (in megawatts)

Solar capacity installed and connected in the European Union (EU-28) 2017, by country This statistic shows the solar photovoltaic capacity installed and connected in the European Union (EU-28) in 2017. The country with the highest capacity connected and installed in 2017 was Germany, amounting to 1,678 megawatts. This was by far the highest in the European Union, and almost double the amount installed and connected in France. In 2017, Germany had a connected and cumulated capacity of 42,394 megawatts.
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Solar capacity installed and connected in megawatts
Germany 1,678
France 875
United Kingdom 861
Netherlands 700
Italy 409.4
Belgium 285
Austria 152
Spain 135
Hungary 90
Sweden 78
Poland 77.3
Portugal 59
Denmark 58.9
Finland 26
Slovenia 25
Cyprus 21.3
Malta 15.6
Luxembourg 5
Ireland 3
Croatia 2.1
Lithuania 2
Greece 1.8
Romania 1.7
Bulgaria 0.2
Czechia0
Slovakia0
Latvia 0
Estonia 0
Solar capacity installed and connected in megawatts
Germany 1,678
France 875
United Kingdom 861
Netherlands 700
Italy 409.4
Belgium 285
Austria 152
Spain 135
Hungary 90
Sweden 78
Poland 77.3
Portugal 59
Denmark 58.9
Finland 26
Slovenia 25
Cyprus 21.3
Malta 15.6
Luxembourg 5
Ireland 3
Croatia 2.1
Lithuania 2
Greece 1.8
Romania 1.7
Bulgaria 0.2
Czechia0
Slovakia0
Latvia 0
Estonia 0
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This statistic shows the solar photovoltaic capacity installed and connected in the European Union (EU-28) in 2017. The country with the highest capacity connected and installed in 2017 was Germany, amounting to 1,678 megawatts. This was by far the highest in the European Union, and almost double the amount installed and connected in France. In 2017, Germany had a connected and cumulated capacity of 42,394 megawatts.
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Release date
May 2018
Region
EU
Survey time period
2013 to 2017
Supplementary notes
*Estimates, **Includes overseas departments for France

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