* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Solar electricity capacity, million kilowatts, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 190 countries was 4.49 million kilowatts. The highest value was in China: 306.97 million kilowatts and the lowest value was in the Bahamas: 0 million kilowatts. The indicator is available from 2000 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: million kilowatts; Source: The U.S. Energy Information Administration
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Countries Solar electricity capacity, 2021 Global rank Available data
China 306.97 1 2000 - 2021
USA 93.99 2 2000 - 2021
Japan 74.19 3 2000 - 2021
Germany 58.73 4 2000 - 2021
India 49.68 5 2000 - 2021
Australia 22.87 6 2000 - 2021
Italy 22.7 7 2000 - 2021
South Korea 18.16 8 2000 - 2021
Vietnam 16.66 9 2000 - 2021
Spain 15.95 10 2000 - 2021
France 14.72 11 2000 - 2021
Netherlands 14.25 12 2000 - 2021
UK 13.8 13 2000 - 2021
Brazil 13.06 14 2000 - 2021
Ukraine 8.06 15 2000 - 2021
Turkey 7.82 16 2000 - 2021
Taiwan 7.7 17 2000 - 2021
Poland 7.67 18 2000 - 2021
Mexico 7.04 19 2000 - 2021
Belgium 6.43 20 2000 - 2021
South Africa 6.22 21 2000 - 2021
Chile 4.47 22 2000 - 2021
Canada 3.63 23 2000 - 2021
Greece 3.53 24 2000 - 2021
Switzerland 3.45 25 2000 - 2021
Thailand 3.05 26 2000 - 2021
Kazakhstan 2.83 27 2000 - 2021
Austria 2.69 28 2000 - 2021
UA Emirates 2.58 29 2000 - 2021
Israel 2.56 30 2000 - 2021
Hungary 2.13 31 2000 - 2021
Czechia 2.12 32 2000 - 2021
Portugal 1.8 33 2000 - 2021
Malaysia 1.79 34 2000 - 2021
Egypt 1.68 35 2000 - 2021
Russia 1.66 36 2000 - 2021
Sweden 1.61 37 2000 - 2021
Denmark 1.54 38 2000 - 2021
Jordan 1.52 39 2000 - 2021
Romania 1.4 40 2000 - 2021
Philippines 1.37 41 2000 - 2021
Bulgaria 1.19 42 2000 - 2021
Pakistan 1.08 43 2000 - 2021
Argentina 1.07 44 2000 - 2021
Morocco 0.77 45 2000 - 2021
Slovakia 0.54 46 2000 - 2021
Honduras 0.51 47 2000 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 0.49 48 2000 - 2021
Puerto Rico 0.49 49 2000 - 2021
El Salvador 0.48 50 2000 - 2021
Panama 0.47 51 2000 - 2021
Iran 0.46 52 2000 - 2021
Algeria 0.45 53 2000 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 0.44 54 2000 - 2021
Cambodia 0.43 55 2000 - 2021
Singapore 0.43 56 2000 - 2021
Sri Lanka 0.43 57 2000 - 2021
Estonia 0.41 58 2000 - 2021
Finland 0.4 59 2000 - 2021
Slovenia 0.38 60 2000 - 2021
Peru 0.34 61 2000 - 2021
Bangladesh 0.33 62 2000 - 2021
Cyprus 0.32 63 2000 - 2021
Uruguay 0.26 64 2000 - 2021
Cuba 0.25 65 2000 - 2021
Lithuania 0.25 66 2000 - 2021
Yemen 0.25 67 2000 - 2021
Senegal 0.24 68 2000 - 2021
Norway 0.23 69 2000 - 2021
Indonesia 0.21 70 2000 - 2021
Luxembourg 0.21 71 2000 - 2021
Malta 0.2 72 2000 - 2021
Armenia 0.18 73 2000 - 2021
Colombia 0.18 74 2000 - 2021
Bolivia 0.17 75 2000 - 2021
Belarus 0.16 76 2000 - 2021
Kenya 0.15 77 2000 - 2021
Namibia 0.15 78 2000 - 2021
New Zealand 0.15 79 2000 - 2021
Ireland 0.14 80 2000 - 2021
Malawi 0.14 81 2000 - 2021
Oman 0.14 82 2000 - 2021
Sudan 0.14 83 2000 - 2021
Croatia 0.11 84 2000 - 2021
Ghana 0.11 85 2000 - 2021
Guatemala 0.1 86 2000 - 2021
Hong Kong 0.1 87 2000 - 2021
Mali 0.1 88 2000 - 2021
Mongolia 0.1 89 2000 - 2021
Tunisia 0.1 90 2000 - 2021
Uzbekistan 0.1 91 2000 - 2021
Zambia 0.1 92 2000 - 2021
Jamaica 0.09 93 2000 - 2021
Kuwait 0.09 94 2000 - 2021
Mauritania 0.09 95 2000 - 2021
Nepal 0.09 96 2000 - 2021
North Macedonia 0.09 97 2000 - 2021
Uganda 0.09 98 2000 - 2021
Burma 0.08 99 2000 - 2021
Lebanon 0.08 100 2000 - 2021
Mauritius 0.08 101 2000 - 2021
N. Caledonia 0.08 102 2000 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 0.06 103 2000 - 2021
Burkina Faso 0.06 104 2000 - 2021
Mozambique 0.06 105 2000 - 2021
Togo 0.06 106 2000 - 2021
Barbados 0.05 107 2000 - 2021
North Korea 0.05 108 2000 - 2021
Serbia 0.05 109 2006 - 2021
Azerbaijan 0.04 110 2000 - 2021
Iraq 0.04 111 2000 - 2021
Rwanda 0.04 112 2000 - 2021
Afghanistan 0.03 113 2000 - 2021
Albania 0.03 114 2000 - 2021
Ecuador 0.03 115 2000 - 2021
Laos 0.03 116 2000 - 2021
Madagascar 0.03 117 2000 - 2021
Maldives 0.03 118 2000 - 2021
Niger 0.03 119 2000 - 2021
Nigeria 0.03 120 2000 - 2021
Zimbabwe 0.03 121 2000 - 2021
Eritrea 0.02 122 2000 - 2021
Ethiopia 0.02 123 2000 - 2021
Nicaragua 0.02 124 2000 - 2021
R. of Congo 0.02 125 2000 - 2021
Somalia 0.02 126 2000 - 2021
Tanzania 0.02 127 2000 - 2021
Angola 0.01 128 2000 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 0.01 129 2000 - 2021
Aruba 0.01 130 2000 - 2021
Bahrain 0.01 131 2000 - 2021
Belize 0.01 132 2000 - 2021
Botswana 0.01 133 2000 - 2021
Brunei 0.01 134 2000 - 2021
Burundi 0.01 135 2000 - 2021
Cameroon 0.01 136 2000 - 2021
Cape Verde 0.01 137 2000 - 2021
Fiji 0.01 138 2000 - 2021
Guinea 0.01 139 2000 - 2021
Guyana 0.01 140 2000 - 2021
Iceland 0.01 141 2000 - 2021
Ivory Coast 0.01 142 2000 - 2021
Latvia 0.01 143 2000 - 2021
Libya 0.01 144 2000 - 2021
Moldova 0.01 145 2000 - 2021
Montenegro 0.01 146 2006 - 2021
Qatar 0.01 147 2000 - 2021
Samoa 0.01 148 2000 - 2021
Seychelles 0.01 149 2000 - 2021
Suriname 0.01 150 2000 - 2021
Swaziland 0.01 151 2000 - 2021
Tonga 0.01 152 2000 - 2021
Venezuela 0.01 153 2000 - 2021
Bahamas 0 154 2000 - 2021
Benin 0 155 2000 - 2021
Bermuda 0 156 2000 - 2021
Bhutan 0 157 2000 - 2021
C.A. Republic 0 158 2000 - 2021
Chad 0 159 2000 - 2021
Comoros 0 160 2000 - 2021
DR Congo 0 161 2000 - 2021
Djibouti 0 162 2000 - 2021
Dominica 0 163 2000 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 0 164 2000 - 2021
Faroe Isl. 0 165 2000 - 2021
Gabon 0 166 2000 - 2021
Gambia 0 167 2000 - 2021
Georgia 0 168 2000 - 2021
Gibraltar 0 169 2000 - 2021
Grenada 0 170 2000 - 2021
G.-Bissau 0 171 2000 - 2021
Haiti 0 172 2000 - 2021
Kiribati 0 173 2000 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 0 174 2000 - 2021
Lesotho 0 175 2000 - 2021
Liberia 0 176 2000 - 2021
Macao 0 177 2000 - 2021
Montserrat 0 178 2000 - 2021
Papua N.G. 0 179 2000 - 2021
Paraguay 0 180 2000 - 2021
Saint Lucia 0 181 2000 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 0 182 2000 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 0 183 2000 - 2021
Sierra Leone 0 184 2000 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 0 185 2000 - 2021
Syria 0 186 2000 - 2021
Tajikistan 0 187 2000 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 0 188 2000 - 2021
Turkmenistan 0 189 2000 - 2021
Vanuatu 0 190 2000 - 2021



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