Electricity Production from Solar Photovoltaic rose 34.9% to 442,618 GWh in World in 2017

Electricity Production from Solar Photovoltaic (GWh)
Energy & Utility | World | December 26, 2018
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Electricity production from solar photovoltaic reached 442,618 GWh in 2017 in World, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 34.9 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, electricity production from solar photovoltaic in World reached an all time high of 442,618 GWh in 2017 and an all time low of 0.050 GWh in 1983. When compared to World's main peers, electricity production from solar photovoltaic in China amounted to 108,179 GWh, 39,895 GWh in Germany, 62,299 GWh in Japan and 77,876 GWh in USA in 2017.

World has been ranked 1st within the group of 80 countries we follow in terms of electricity production from solar photovoltaic.

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
Canada GWh 572 881 1,499 2,120 2,895
China GWh 2,610 3,595 8,374 23,512 43,560
France GWh 2,078 4,016 4,735 5,913 7,262
Germany GWh 19,599 26,380 31,010 36,056 38,726
India GWh 827 2,099 3,433 4,909 6,566
Japan GWh 5,439 7,372 12,909 23,548 34,540
Mexico GWh 41.0 69.0 106 221 246
Poland GWh ... ... 0.200 1.10 1.50 7.00 57.0
Russia GWh 1.20 4.21 10.8 160 336
South Korea GWh 917 1,103 1,605 2,556 3,979
USA GWh 4,739 9,037 16,040 29,216 39,426
World GWh 65,212 100,925 139,044 197,672 260,006