Solar Capacity (As % of Worldwide Installed Photovoltaic Power) fell to 3.19% in United Kingdom in 2017

Solar Capacity (As % of Worldwide Installed Photovoltaic Power) (%)
Energy & Utility | United Kingdom | December 26, 2018
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Solar capacity as a share of worldwide installed photovoltaic power reached 3.19 % in 2017 in United Kingdom, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 18.7 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, solar capacity as a share of worldwide installed photovoltaic power in United Kingdom reached an all time high of 4.20 % in 2015 and an all time low of 0.112 % in 2009. When compared to United Kingdom's main peers, solar capacity as a share of worldwide installed photovoltaic power in Belgium amounted to 0.951 %, 2.00 % in France and 10.6 % in Germany in 2017.

United Kingdom has been ranked 8th within the group of 43 countries we follow in terms of solar capacity as a share of worldwide installed photovoltaic power, 10 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.

Solar Capacity (As % of Worldwide Installed Photovoltaic Power) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Austria % 0.262% 0.261% 0.456% 0.441% 0.413%
Belgium % 2.95% 2.78% 2.23% 1.77% 1.43%
Canada % 0.783% 0.821% 0.927% 1.07% 1.14%
France % 4.17% 4.06% 3.45% 3.18% 2.91%
Germany % 36.4% 33.8% 26.7% 21.3% 17.3%
Iceland % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Ireland % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Italy % 18.0% 16.0% 13.3% 10.4% 8.34%
Luxembourg % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Netherlands % 0.211% 0.360% 0.527% 0.631% 0.688%
Poland % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Spain % 6.73% 5.07% 3.90% 3.02% 2.39%
United Kingdom % 1.40% 1.74% 2.14% 3.10% 4.20%