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Solar electricity capacity, million kilowatts, 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 189 countries was 3.78 million kilowatts.The highest value was in China: 254.36 million kilowatts and the lowest value was in the Bahamas: 0 million kilowatts. The indicator is available from 2000 to 2020. 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, 2020 Global rank Available data
China 254.36 1 2000 - 2020
USA 75.64 2 2000 - 2020
Japan 67 3 2000 - 2020
Germany 53.78 4 2000 - 2020
India 39.21 5 2000 - 2020
Italy 21.6 6 2000 - 2020
Australia 17.63 7 2000 - 2020
Vietnam 16.5 8 2000 - 2020
South Korea 14.58 9 2000 - 2020
Spain 14.09 10 2000 - 2020
UK 13.56 11 2000 - 2020
France 11.73 12 2000 - 2020
Netherlands 10.21 13 2000 - 2020
Brazil 7.88 14 2000 - 2020
Ukraine 7.33 15 2000 - 2020
Turkey 6.67 16 2000 - 2020
South Africa 5.99 17 2000 - 2020
Taiwan 5.82 18 2000 - 2020
Belgium 5.65 19 2000 - 2020
Mexico 5.64 20 2000 - 2020
Poland 3.94 21 2000 - 2020
Canada 3.33 22 2000 - 2020
Greece 3.25 23 2000 - 2020
Chile 3.21 24 2000 - 2020
Switzerland 3.12 25 2000 - 2020
Thailand 2.99 26 2000 - 2020
UA Emirates 2.54 27 2000 - 2020
Austria 2.22 28 2000 - 2020
Czechia 2.07 29 2000 - 2020
Hungary 1.95 30 2000 - 2020
Egypt 1.69 31 2000 - 2020
Malaysia 1.49 32 2000 - 2020
Israel 1.44 33 2000 - 2020
Russia 1.43 34 2000 - 2020
Sweden 1.42 35 2000 - 2020
Romania 1.39 36 2000 - 2020
Jordan 1.36 37 2000 - 2020
Denmark 1.3 38 2000 - 2020
Bulgaria 1.07 39 2000 - 2020
Philippines 1.05 40 2000 - 2020
Portugal 1.03 41 2000 - 2020
Haiti 1 42 2000 - 2020
Hong Kong 1 43 2000 - 2020
Argentina 0.76 44 2000 - 2020
Pakistan 0.74 45 2000 - 2020
Morocco 0.73 46 2000 - 2020
Slovakia 0.59 47 2000 - 2020
Honduras 0.51 48 2000 - 2020
Algeria 0.45 49 2000 - 2020
El Salvador 0.43 50 2000 - 2020
Iran 0.41 51 2000 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 0.41 52 2000 - 2020
Finland 0.39 53 2000 - 2020
Domin. Rep. 0.37 54 2000 - 2020
Peru 0.33 55 2000 - 2020
Singapore 0.33 56 2000 - 2020
Bangladesh 0.3 57 2000 - 2020
Slovenia 0.27 58 2000 - 2020
Uruguay 0.26 59 2000 - 2020
Yemen 0.25 60 2000 - 2020
Sri Lanka 0.23 61 2000 - 2020
Iraq 0.22 62 2000 - 2020
Cambodia 0.21 63 2000 - 2020
Cyprus 0.2 64 2000 - 2020
Luxembourg 0.2 65 2000 - 2020
Panama 0.2 66 2000 - 2020
Malta 0.18 67 2000 - 2020
Indonesia 0.17 68 2000 - 2020
Puerto Rico 0.17 69 2000 - 2020
Belarus 0.16 70 2000 - 2020
Cuba 0.16 71 2000 - 2020
Senegal 0.16 72 2000 - 2020
Lithuania 0.15 73 2000 - 2020
Namibia 0.15 74 2000 - 2020
Norway 0.15 75 2000 - 2020
New Zealand 0.14 76 2000 - 2020
Estonia 0.13 77 2000 - 2020
Bolivia 0.12 78 2000 - 2020
Colombia 0.11 79 2000 - 2020
Kenya 0.11 80 2000 - 2020
Oman 0.11 81 2000 - 2020
Armenia 0.1 82 2000 - 2020
Guatemala 0.1 83 2000 - 2020
Tunisia 0.1 84 2000 - 2020
Zambia 0.1 85 2000 - 2020
Croatia 0.09 86 2000 - 2020
Jamaica 0.09 87 2000 - 2020
Kuwait 0.09 88 2000 - 2020
Mauritania 0.09 89 2000 - 2020
Mongolia 0.09 90 2000 - 2020
North Macedonia 0.09 91 2000 - 2020
Burma 0.08 92 2000 - 2020
Mauritius 0.08 93 2000 - 2020
N. Caledonia 0.08 94 2000 - 2020
Uganda 0.08 95 2000 - 2020
Ghana 0.07 96 2000 - 2020
Lebanon 0.07 97 2000 - 2020
Mali 0.07 98 2000 - 2020
Burkina Faso 0.06 99 2000 - 2020
Mozambique 0.06 100 2000 - 2020
Nepal 0.06 101 2000 - 2020
Barbados 0.05 102 2000 - 2020
Azerbaijan 0.04 103 2000 - 2020
Bosnia & Herz. 0.04 104 2000 - 2020
Ireland 0.04 105 2000 - 2020
Madagascar 0.04 106 2000 - 2020
North Korea 0.04 107 2000 - 2020
Afghanistan 0.03 108 2000 - 2020
Ecuador 0.03 109 2000 - 2020
Niger 0.03 110 2000 - 2020
Nigeria 0.03 111 2000 - 2020
Rwanda 0.03 112 2000 - 2020
Serbia 0.03 113 2006 - 2020
Tanzania 0.03 114 2000 - 2020
Albania 0.02 115 2000 - 2020
Eritrea 0.02 116 2000 - 2020
Ethiopia 0.02 117 2000 - 2020
Laos 0.02 118 2000 - 2020
Malawi 0.02 119 2000 - 2020
Maldives 0.02 120 2000 - 2020
Nicaragua 0.02 121 2000 - 2020
R. of Congo 0.02 122 2000 - 2020
Sudan 0.02 123 2000 - 2020
Zimbabwe 0.02 124 2000 - 2020
Angola 0.01 125 2000 - 2020
Ant.& Barb. 0.01 126 2000 - 2020
Aruba 0.01 127 2000 - 2020
Bahrain 0.01 128 2000 - 2020
Belize 0.01 129 2000 - 2020
Botswana 0.01 130 2000 - 2020
Burundi 0.01 131 2000 - 2020
Cameroon 0.01 132 2000 - 2020
Cape Verde 0.01 133 2000 - 2020
Fiji 0.01 134 2000 - 2020
Guinea 0.01 135 2000 - 2020
Guyana 0.01 136 2000 - 2020
Iceland 0.01 137 2000 - 2020
Ivory Coast 0.01 138 2000 - 2020
Latvia 0.01 139 2000 - 2020
Libya 0.01 140 2000 - 2020
Moldova 0.01 141 2000 - 2020
Montenegro 0.01 142 2006 - 2020
Qatar 0.01 143 2000 - 2020
Samoa 0.01 144 2000 - 2020
Somalia 0.01 145 2000 - 2020
Suriname 0.01 146 2000 - 2020
Tonga 0.01 147 2000 - 2020
Venezuela 0.01 148 2000 - 2020
Bahamas 0 149 2000 - 2020
Benin 0 150 2000 - 2020
Bermuda 0 151 2000 - 2020
Bhutan 0 152 2000 - 2020
Brunei 0 153 2000 - 2020
C.A. Republic 0 154 2000 - 2020
Chad 0 155 2000 - 2020
Comoros 0 156 2000 - 2020
DR Congo 0 157 2000 - 2020
Djibouti 0 158 2000 - 2020
Dominica 0 159 2000 - 2020
Eq. Guinea 0 160 2000 - 2020
Faroe Isl. 0 161 2000 - 2020
Gabon 0 162 2000 - 2020
Gambia 0 163 2000 - 2020
Georgia 0 164 2000 - 2020
Gibraltar 0 165 2000 - 2020
Grenada 0 166 2000 - 2020
G.-Bissau 0 167 2000 - 2020
Kiribati 0 168 2000 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan 0 169 2000 - 2020
Lesotho 0 170 2000 - 2020
Liberia 0 171 2000 - 2020
Macao 0 172 2000 - 2020
Montserrat 0 173 2000 - 2020
Papua N.G. 0 174 2000 - 2020
Paraguay 0 175 2000 - 2020
Saint Lucia 0 176 2000 - 2020
St. Vincent & ... 0 177 2000 - 2020
S.T.&Principe 0 178 2000 - 2020
Seychelles 0 179 2000 - 2020
Sierra Leone 0 180 2000 - 2020
Solomon Isl. 0 181 2000 - 2020
Swaziland 0 182 2000 - 2020
Syria 0 183 2000 - 2020
Tajikistan 0 184 2000 - 2020
Togo 0 185 2000 - 2020
Tr.&Tobago 0 186 2000 - 2020
Turkmenistan 0 187 2000 - 2020
Uzbekistan 0 188 2000 - 2020
Vanuatu 0 189 2000 - 2020


Definition: Installed capacity to produce electricity from sunlight in million kilowatts.
254.36
75.64
67.00
53.78
39.21
21.60
17.63
16.50
14.58
14.09
13.56
11.73
10.21
7.88
7.33
6.67
5.99
5.82
5.65
5.64
3.94
3.33
3.25
3.21
3.12
2.99
2.54
2.22
2.07
1.95
1.69
1.49
1.44
1.43
1.42
1.39
1.36
1.30
1.07
1.05
1.03
1.00
1.00
0.76
0.74
0.73
0.59
0.51
0.45
0.43
0.41
0.41
0.39
0.37
0.33
0.33
0.30
0.27
0.26
0.25
0.23
0.22
0.21
0.20
0.20
0.20
0.18
0.17
0.17
0.16
0.16
0.16
0.15
0.15
0.15
0.14
0.13
0.12
0.11
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0.10
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0.10
0.09
0.09
0.09
0.09
0.09
0.09
0.08
0.08
0.08
0.08
0.07
0.07
0.07
0.06
0.06
0.06
0.05
0.04
0.04
0.04
0.04
0.04
0.03
0.03
0.03
0.03
0.03
0.03
0.03
0.02
0.02
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0.02
0.02
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0.01
0.01
0.01
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0.01
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
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0.00
0.00
0.00
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0.00
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0.00
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63.6
127.2
190.8
254.36
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