Electricity Production from Solar Photovoltaic rose 40.5% to 77,876 GWh in USA in 2017

Electricity Production from Solar Photovoltaic (GWh)
Energy & Utility | USA | December 26, 2018
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Electricity production from solar photovoltaic reached 77,876 GWh in 2017 in USA, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 40.5 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, electricity production from solar photovoltaic in USA reached an all time high of 77,876 GWh in 2017 and an all time low of 3.00 GWh in 1983. When compared to USA's main peers, electricity production from solar photovoltaic in Canada amounted to 3,246 GWh, 108,179 GWh in China, 62,299 GWh in Japan and 609 GWh in Mexico in 2017.

USA has been ranked 4th within the group of 80 countries we follow in terms of electricity production from solar photovoltaic, 1 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
Australia GWh 2,045 2,412 3,847 4,952 5,958
Belize GWh 0.200 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Canada GWh 572 881 1,499 2,120 2,895
China GWh 2,610 3,595 8,374 23,512 43,560
Guatemala GWh ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Honduras GWh ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
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
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
United Kingdom GWh 244 1,354 2,010 4,054 7,546