Solar Capacity (As % of Worldwide Installed Photovoltaic Power)

Based on a comparison of 42 countries in 2017, China ranked the highest in solar capacity as a share of worldwide installed photovoltaic power with 32.8% followed by USA and Japan. On the other end of the scale was Norway with 0.011%, Finland with 0.013% and Hungary with 0.075%.

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Country Unit 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Algeria % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... < 0.001 0.022    
Australia %                               1.93 2.40 2.35 2.30 2.25    
Austria %                               0.262 0.261 0.456 0.441 0.413    
Belgium % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...             2.95 2.78 2.23 1.77 1.43    
Brazil % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...   0.001 0.002 0.004 0.008 0.010    
Bulgaria % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...         0.216 1.01 0.743 0.576 0.453    
Canada %                               0.783 0.821 0.927 1.07 1.14    
Chile % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.002 0.011 0.136 0.254    
China %                               4.63 7.01 12.9 15.9 19.2    
Czech Republic % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...           2.68 2.01 1.50 1.16 0.914    
Denmark %                               0.023 0.405 0.410 0.340 0.347    
European Union % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...       74.9 70.2 59.1 49.6 ... ... ...
Finland %                               0.013 0.009 0.007 0.006 0.007    
France %                               4.17 4.06 3.45 3.18 2.91    
Germany %                               36.4 33.8 26.7 21.3 17.3    
Greece % ... ... ... ... ... ... ...                 0.859 1.53 1.88 1.46 1.15    
Honduras % ... ... ...                         0.006 0.005 0.004 0.003 0.173    
Hungary % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...       0.006 0.012 0.025 0.043 0.074    
India % ... ... ... ...                       0.789 0.916 0.934 1.85 2.28    
Israel % ...                             0.267 0.235 0.350 0.382 0.390    
Italy %                               18.0 16.0 13.3 10.4 8.34    
Japan %                               6.90 6.70 9.91 13.1 15.1    
Jordan % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 0.013    
Malaysia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...           0.019 0.034 0.103 0.116 0.116    
Mexico %                               0.056 0.052 0.082 0.101 0.108    
Netherlands %                               0.211 0.360 0.527 0.631 0.688    
Norway %                               0.013 0.010 0.008 0.007 0.007    
Pakistan % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...         0.026 0.045 0.073 0.093 0.101    
Philippines % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...             0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 0.012 0.058    
Portugal %                               0.246 0.242 0.218 0.234 0.205    
Romania % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...           0.001 0.041 0.554 0.726 0.584    
Slovakia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...       0.696 0.510 0.388 0.299 0.235    
South Africa % ...                             0.095 0.072 0.204 0.581 0.458    
South Korea % ... ... ... ... ... ...                   1.02 1.02 1.13 1.39 1.54    
Spain %                               6.73 5.07 3.90 3.02 2.39    
Sweden %                               0.021 0.023 0.031 0.044 0.056    
Switzerland %                               0.296 0.434 0.551 0.596 0.614    
Taiwan % ... ... ... ... ...                     0.165 0.221 0.286 0.348 0.371    
Thailand % ... ... ... ... ... ...                   0.340 0.385 0.600 0.729 0.626    
Turkey % ... ...                           0.009 0.012 0.013 0.033 0.117    
Ukraine % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...   0.264 0.369 0.545 0.460 0.370    
United Kingdom %                               1.40 1.74 2.14 3.10 4.20    
USA %                               5.56 7.28 8.80 10.3 11.3    
World %                               100 100 100 100 100