* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Solar electricity capacity, million kilowatts, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 43 countries was 4.58 million kilowatts. The highest value was in Germany: 58.73 million kilowatts and the lowest value was in the Faroe Islands: 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
Germany 58.73 1 2000 - 2021
Italy 22.7 2 2000 - 2021
Spain 15.95 3 2000 - 2021
France 14.72 4 2000 - 2021
Netherlands 14.25 5 2000 - 2021
UK 13.8 6 2000 - 2021
Ukraine 8.06 7 2000 - 2021
Turkey 7.82 8 2000 - 2021
Poland 7.67 9 2000 - 2021
Belgium 6.43 10 2000 - 2021
Greece 3.53 11 2000 - 2021
Switzerland 3.45 12 2000 - 2021
Austria 2.69 13 2000 - 2021
Hungary 2.13 14 2000 - 2021
Czechia 2.12 15 2000 - 2021
Portugal 1.8 16 2000 - 2021
Russia 1.66 17 2000 - 2021
Sweden 1.61 18 2000 - 2021
Denmark 1.54 19 2000 - 2021
Romania 1.4 20 2000 - 2021
Bulgaria 1.19 21 2000 - 2021
Slovakia 0.54 22 2000 - 2021
Estonia 0.41 23 2000 - 2021
Finland 0.4 24 2000 - 2021
Slovenia 0.38 25 2000 - 2021
Cyprus 0.32 26 2000 - 2021
Lithuania 0.25 27 2000 - 2021
Norway 0.23 28 2000 - 2021
Luxembourg 0.21 29 2000 - 2021
Malta 0.2 30 2000 - 2021
Belarus 0.16 31 2000 - 2021
Ireland 0.14 32 2000 - 2021
Croatia 0.11 33 2000 - 2021
North Macedonia 0.09 34 2000 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 0.06 35 2000 - 2021
Serbia 0.05 36 2006 - 2021
Albania 0.03 37 2000 - 2021
Iceland 0.01 38 2000 - 2021
Latvia 0.01 39 2000 - 2021
Moldova 0.01 40 2000 - 2021
Montenegro 0.01 41 2006 - 2021
Faroe Isl. 0 42 2000 - 2021
Gibraltar 0 43 2000 - 2021



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

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