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Top Solar Power Countries (Per Capita, Per GDP, Per TWh of Electricity Produced, & in Total)

What are the top countries in the world for new and total installed solar power? Or for solar power per capita? Or per GDP? Or per electricity production? Check out this post for the answers. […]

Top Solar Power Countries (Absolute Numbers)

Total/Cumulative Solar Power (end of 2011):

Country — MW of Solar (Total):

  1. Germany — 24678
  2. Italy — 12754
  3. Japan — 4914
  4. Spain — 4400
  5. USA — 4383
  6. China — 3093
  7. France — 2659
  8. Belgium — 2018
  9. Czech Rep. — 1959
  10. Australia — 1298
  11. UK — 875
  12. South Korea — 754
  13. Greece — 631
  14. Canada — 563
  15. Slovakia — 468
  16. India — 461
  17. Switzerland — 216
  18. Israel — 196
  19. Ukraine — 190
  20. Portugal — 184
  21. Austria — 176
  22. Bulgaria — 135
  23. Netherlands — 103
  24. Taiwan — 102
  25. Slovenia — 81
  26. Mexico — 40
  27. Brazil — 32
  28. Luxembourg — 30
  29. Denmark — 16
  30. Sweden — 15
  31. Malta — 12
  32. Cyprus — 9
  33. Turkey — 6
  34. Hungary — 4
  35. Romania — 3
  36. Ireland — 3
  37. Poland — 3

New Solar Power (2011):

Country — MW of Solar (New):

  1. Italy — 9284
  2. Germany — 7485
  3. China — 2200
  4. USA — 1855
  5. France — 1671
  6. Japan — 1296
  7. Belgium — 974
  8. UK — 784
  9. Australia — 774
  10. Greece — 426
  11. Spain — 372
  12. Canada — 364
  13. Slovakia — 321
  14. India — 300
  15. Ukraine — 188
  16. Israel — 130
  17. Switzerland — 105
  18. Bulgaria — 100
  19. South Korea — 92
  20. Austria — 80
  21. Taiwan — 70
  22. Slovenia — 46
  23. Portugal — 33
  24. Netherlands — 20
  25. Malta — 10
  26. Denmark — 10
  27. Mexico — 10
  28. Czech Rep. — 6
  29. Luxembourg — 5
  30. Turkey — 5
  31. Brazil — 5
  32. Cyprus — 3
  33. Hungary — 3
  34. Sweden — 3
  35. Ireland — 3
  36. Romania — 2
  37. Poland — 1

 
 
 
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