Electricity production from solar photovoltaic reached 9,163 GWh in 2017 in France, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 12.3 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, electricity production from solar photovoltaic in France reached an all time high of 9,163 GWh in 2017 and an all time low of 1.49 GWh in 1992. When compared to France's main peers, electricity production from solar photovoltaic in Belgium amounted to 3,048 GWh, 39,895 GWh in Germany, 25,207 GWh in Italy and 14,357 GWh in Spain in 2017.
France has been ranked 11th within the group of 80 countries we follow in terms of electricity production from solar photovoltaic, 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.