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Solar Capacity (Cumulative Installed Photovoltaic Power) in South Africa

Source: BP Statistical Review of World Energy (June 2014)
Last Updated: Jun 10, 2021

Solar capacity in terms of cumulative installed photovoltaic power reached 2,959 MW in 2018 in South Africa, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 3.34 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, solar capacity in terms of cumulative installed photovoltaic power in South Africa reached an all time high of 3,061 MW in 2019 and an all time low of MW in. When compared to South Africa's main peers, solar capacity in terms of cumulative installed photovoltaic power in Botswana amounted to 3.00 MW, 0.400 MW in Lesotho, 87.5 MW in Namibia and 1.00 MW in Swaziland in 2018.

South Africa has been ranked 17th within the group of 168 countries we follow in terms of solar capacity in terms of cumulative installed photovoltaic power, 6 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.

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