Who Produces the Most Electricity from Renewables excl. Hydro?

Electricity Production from Renewable Sources (Excl. Hydro) (GWh), 2015 or latest
Energy & Utility | February 1, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 109 countries in 2015, USA ranked the highest in electricity production from renewable sources excluding hydro with 317,421 GWh followed by China and Germany. On the other end of the scale was Saudi Arabia with 1.00 GWh, Botswana with 1.00 GWh and Brunei with 2.00 GWh.

Total electricity production from renewable sources excluding hydro reached 1,644,540 GWh in 2015 in the World according to World Bank / EIA. This is 12.7 % more than in the previous year and 78.2 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total electricity production from renewable sources excluding hydro reached an all time high of 1,644,540 GWh in 2015 and an all time low of 3,040 GWh in 1960. The average annual growth amounted to 12.1 % since 1960.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 19.3 % of electricity production from renewable sources excluding hydro in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 46.8 % share while the ten largest countries some 75.8 % in 2015.

Data for more countries are available at Electricity Production from Renewable Sources (Excl. Hydro) indicator page.

Electricity Production from Renewable Sources (Excl. Hydro) Unit 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Australia GWh 6,800 8,256 9,718 12,573 14,939
Brazil GWh 23,840 33,672 34,939 40,287 46,977
Canada GWh 14,513 19,398 20,986 22,329 29,337
China GWh 48,011 70,255 100,573 132,470 193,807
Denmark GWh 10,044 12,408 14,164 14,820 15,955
France GWh 12,664 15,482 19,608 24,320 25,956
Germany GWh 75,827 83,856 106,102 121,703 129,368
India GWh 30,514 34,065 42,495 52,150 59,079
Italy GWh 20,117 25,849 37,140 50,348 59,238
Japan GWh 20,814 37,857 39,959 42,796 51,223
Poland GWh 6,303 7,968 10,806 14,842 14,628
Spain GWh 47,669 55,472 56,927 66,417 74,541
Sweden GWh 13,952 15,703 17,625 19,378 21,327
USA GWh 153,106 178,411 207,229 234,311 270,946
United Kingdom GWh 20,017 22,220 28,851 35,840 48,576