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Solar electricity capacity, million kilowatts, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 47 countries was 10.52 million kilowatts. The highest value was in China: 306.97 million kilowatts and the lowest value was in Bhutan: 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
Japan 74.19 2 2000 - 2021
India 49.68 3 2000 - 2021
South Korea 18.16 4 2000 - 2021
Vietnam 16.66 5 2000 - 2021
Taiwan 7.7 6 2000 - 2021
Thailand 3.05 7 2000 - 2021
Kazakhstan 2.83 8 2000 - 2021
UA Emirates 2.58 9 2000 - 2021
Israel 2.56 10 2000 - 2021
Malaysia 1.79 11 2000 - 2021
Jordan 1.52 12 2000 - 2021
Philippines 1.37 13 2000 - 2021
Pakistan 1.08 14 2000 - 2021
Iran 0.46 15 2000 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 0.44 16 2000 - 2021
Cambodia 0.43 17 2000 - 2021
Singapore 0.43 18 2000 - 2021
Sri Lanka 0.43 19 2000 - 2021
Bangladesh 0.33 20 2000 - 2021
Yemen 0.25 21 2000 - 2021
Indonesia 0.21 22 2000 - 2021
Armenia 0.18 23 2000 - 2021
Oman 0.14 24 2000 - 2021
Hong Kong 0.1 25 2000 - 2021
Mongolia 0.1 26 2000 - 2021
Uzbekistan 0.1 27 2000 - 2021
Kuwait 0.09 28 2000 - 2021
Nepal 0.09 29 2000 - 2021
Burma 0.08 30 2000 - 2021
Lebanon 0.08 31 2000 - 2021
North Korea 0.05 32 2000 - 2021
Azerbaijan 0.04 33 2000 - 2021
Iraq 0.04 34 2000 - 2021
Afghanistan 0.03 35 2000 - 2021
Laos 0.03 36 2000 - 2021
Maldives 0.03 37 2000 - 2021
Bahrain 0.01 38 2000 - 2021
Brunei 0.01 39 2000 - 2021
Qatar 0.01 40 2000 - 2021
Bhutan 0 41 2000 - 2021
Georgia 0 42 2000 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 0 43 2000 - 2021
Macao 0 44 2000 - 2021
Syria 0 45 2000 - 2021
Tajikistan 0 46 2000 - 2021
Turkmenistan 0 47 2000 - 2021



Definition: Installed capacity to produce electricity from sunlight in million kilowatts.
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