Electricity production from solar photovoltaic reached 1,576 GWh in 2017 in Switzerland, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 17.0 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, electricity production from solar photovoltaic in Switzerland reached an all time high of 1,576 GWh in 2017 and an all time low of 0 GWh in 1989. When compared to Switzerland's main peers, electricity production from solar photovoltaic in Austria amounted to 1,335 GWh, 9,163 GWh in France, 39,895 GWh in Germany and 25,207 GWh in Italy in 2017.
Switzerland has been ranked 26th within the group of 80 countries we follow in terms of electricity production from solar photovoltaic, 12 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.