Since 2012, the production volume of electricity from solar photovoltaic power in the European Union (EU) has been steadily increasing. In 2018, 122,316 gigawatt-hours was produced, compared to the 67,523 gigawatt-hours recorded in 2012. In 2018, Germany had the highest capacity additions throughout Europe, amounting to 2.95 gigawatts. By 2023, Germany is projected to reach estimated capacity additions of 6.1 gigawatts.
Despite the increase in production volume in Europe, the overall number of jobs in the solar photovoltaic industry decreased between 2008 and 2016, especially in Spain. However, projections show a recovery in employment numbers by 2021, amounting to 174,682 FTE (full-time equivalent) jobs. By 2021, the GVA from the solar PV industry in the European Union is expected to increase to 9.5 billion euros.
The main developer in Europe is the German based Juwi AG, which had an installed capacity of more than 2,500 megawatts.
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