Electricity Production from Solar Photovoltaic Sources (As % of Total) rose to 1.65% in France in 2017

Electricity Production from Solar Photovoltaic Sources (As % of Total) (%)
Energy & Utility | France | December 26, 2018
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Electricity production from solar photovoltaic sources as a percentage of total reached 1.65 % in 2017 in France, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 12.7 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, electricity production from solar photovoltaic sources as a percentage of total in France reached an all time high of 1.65 % in 2017 and an all time low of < 0.001 % in 1992. When compared to France's main peers, electricity production from solar photovoltaic sources as a percentage of total in Belgium amounted to 3.53 %, 6.10 % in Germany, 8.53 % in Italy and 5.21 % in Spain in 2017.

France has been ranked 26th within the group of 80 countries we follow in terms of electricity production from solar photovoltaic sources as a percentage of total, 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 Sources (As % of Total) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Austria % 0.264% 0.466% 0.920% 1.21% 1.44%
Belgium % 1.30% 2.59% 3.17% 3.97% 4.37%
France % 0.368% 0.711% 0.825% 1.05% 1.27%
Germany % 3.20% 4.19% 4.85% 5.75% 5.99%
Italy % 3.57% 6.30% 7.45% 7.97% 8.11%
Luxembourg % 0.693% 1.00% 2.55% 3.20% 3.75%
Morocco % < 0.001% < 0.001% < 0.001% < 0.001% 0.019%
Netherlands % 0.089% 0.248% 0.511% 0.759% 1.02%
Poland % ... ... < 0.001% < 0.001% < 0.001% 0.004% 0.035%
Portugal % 0.538% 0.843% 0.927% 1.19% 1.52%
Slovenia % 0.411% 1.04% 1.34% 1.47% 1.81%
Spain % 2.97% 4.02% 4.60% 4.91% 4.93%
Switzerland % 0.256% 0.422% 0.702% 1.16% 1.63%