Electricity Production from Solar Photovoltaic Sources Per Capita rose 7.87% to 235 kWh in European Union in 2017

Electricity Production from Solar Photovoltaic Sources Per Capita (kWh)
Energy & Utility | European Union | December 26, 2018
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Electricity production from solar photovoltaic sources per capita reached 235 kWh in 2017 in European Union, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 7.87 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, electricity production from solar photovoltaic sources per capita in European Union reached an all time high of 235 kWh in 2017 and an all time low of 0.002 kWh in 1988. When compared to European Union's main peers, electricity production from solar photovoltaic sources per capita in China amounted to 77.6 kWh, 499 kWh in Japan, 3.91 kWh in Russia and 239 kWh in USA in 2017.

European Union has been ranked 9th within the group of 80 countries we follow in terms of electricity production from solar photovoltaic sources per capita, 4 places behind 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 Per Capita Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Canada kWh 16.6 25.3 42.8 60.0 81.4
China kWh 1.91 2.62 6.07 17.0 31.4
European Union kWh 92.2 141 170 192 212
Germany kWh 237 319 376 439 473
India kWh 0.678 1.70 2.75 3.90 5.17
Japan kWh 42.8 58.1 102 186 274
Mexico kWh 0.344 0.573 0.871 1.80 1.98
Russia kWh 0.008 0.029 0.076 1.13 2.38
South Korea kWh 18.8 22.6 32.7 52.0 80.7
USA kWh 15.1 28.5 50.3 91.1 122