Electricity Production from Solar Photovoltaic rose 12.3% to 9,163 GWh in France in 2017

Electricity Production from Solar Photovoltaic (GWh)
Energy & Utility | France | December 26, 2018
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Electricity production from solar photovoltaic reached 9,163 GWh in 2017 in France, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 12.3 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, electricity production from solar photovoltaic in France reached an all time high of 9,163 GWh in 2017 and an all time low of 1.49 GWh in 1992. When compared to France's main peers, electricity production from solar photovoltaic in Belgium amounted to 3,048 GWh, 39,895 GWh in Germany, 25,207 GWh in Italy and 14,357 GWh in Spain in 2017.

France has been ranked 11th within the group of 80 countries we follow in terms of electricity production from solar photovoltaic, 9 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Solar technologies are broadly characterised as either passive solar or active solar, depending on the way they capture, convert and distribute solar energy.

Electricity Production from Solar Photovoltaic Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Austria GWh 174 337 626 785 937
Belgium GWh 1,169 2,148 2,644 2,883 3,053
France GWh 2,078 4,016 4,735 5,913 7,262
Germany GWh 19,599 26,380 31,010 36,056 38,726
Italy GWh 10,796 18,862 21,589 22,306 22,942
Luxembourg GWh 25.7 38.3 73.7 94.7 104
Morocco GWh 0.101 0.101 0.101 0.101 5.70
Netherlands GWh 100 254 516 785 1,122
Poland GWh ... ... 0.200 1.10 1.50 7.00 57.0
Portugal GWh 282 393 479 627 796
Slovenia GWh 66.0 163 215 257 274
Spain GWh 8,680 11,966 13,111 13,673 13,858
Switzerland GWh 170 302 505 851 1,130