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Published on June 12th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan


10 Interesting Solar Power Graphics

June 12th, 2012 by  

While working on today’s CleanTechnica post on top solar power countries per capita, per GDP, and per TWh of electricity production, I noticed a ton of interesting charts and graphics in the Global Market Outlook for Photovoltaics until 2016 report. I thought these warranted a big share and their own post.

There’s a lot more information and a number of additional graphics worth a scan in that report as well. In particular, it has detailed info for dozens of countries. But, for now, here are 10 of my favorite graphics from the report:

1. Regional and country solar PV capacity relative to inhabitants

2 & 3. New and cumulative solar PV capacity segmentation (ground mounted vs. commercial/industrial vs residential) in leading European countries — a lot of variation

4 & 5. Projected solar PV annual growth and cumulative capacity under different policy scenarios (moderate vs policy-driven)

6. Cumulative installed solar PV capacity leaders at end of 2011 (globally)

7. Projected global solar PV annual growth under different policy scenarios

8. Solar PV dominated new power generation capacity in the EU in 2011; wind and natural gas also high; nuclear dumped

9. Another look at EU electricity production changes in 2011 — solar PV and wind accounted for 55.6% of new electricity (all renewables — 61.5%)

10. Change in net electricity generation capacity 2000-2011 — natural gas, wind, and solar PV dominate

Any thoughts? 


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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.

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