Solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation soared by nearly 25% between 2018 and 2019, in line with the strong growth seen in previous years. Solar accounted for 2.7% of world power generation in 2019 compared with 2.2% in 2018. The boom continued to be driven by China and India. In Europe, Spain and France added capacity at the fastest pace, while Germany started to lag behind. Australia posted a record increase of over 46%.
Global Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation (in terawatt- hours – TWh)
|United States||94.3||108.4||+14.90 %|
|United Kingdom||12.9||12.7||-1.40 %|
|South Korea||9.7||12.1||+25.60 %|
|South Africa||4.9||5.3||+6.60 %|
|Total World||582.8||724.1||+24.30 %|
Source : BP Statistical Review 2020