Each project in the Wiki-Solar Database is listed in a specified country and we can therefore map projects and analyse and benchmark the characteristics on a country by country basis. The table below ranks countries based on their deployment of solar power plants of 4-MWAC and over. Click here to see figures by continent.
We prepare overviews showing the key data in markets of your choice, as described here.
Capacity growth continues rapidly having broken through 100 GW early in 2017 and 500 GW in 2023.
The latest list of leading countries is as follows:
Most top-ranking countries have their own map - use the pull-down menu under country maps or click any hyperlinks on this page.
Cumulative global capacity reaches 180 GW
World capacity exceeds 140 GW
Capacity passes 100 GW
World capacity tops 60 GW
Cumulative capacity reaches 36 GW
Cumulative capacity exceeds 21 GW
USA becomes top market - breaks 5 GW
USA reaches 3GW of capacity
China becomes first country to reach 3GW of capacity
US becomes #2 market behind Germany
2011 - 12
Germany leading market for total and utility-scale PV deployment
2007 - 08
Spanish boom under generous feed-in tariffs
2003 - 04
First utility-scale projects under feed-in tariffs in Germany
First 5MW+ project in Carissa Plain, USA, also by Arco
First MW+ project by Arco in Lugo, California, USA
All 2,000 entries in the Wiki-Solar Database have a country and exact or approximate location
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