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Solar electricity capacity, million kilowatts, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 18 countries was 0.48 million kilowatts. The highest value was in the United Arab Emirates: 2.58 million kilowatts and the lowest value was in Djibouti: 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
UA Emirates 2.58 1 2000 - 2021
Egypt 1.68 2 2000 - 2021
Jordan 1.52 3 2000 - 2021
Morocco 0.77 4 2000 - 2021
Iran 0.46 5 2000 - 2021
Algeria 0.45 6 2000 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 0.44 7 2000 - 2021
Yemen 0.25 8 2000 - 2021
Oman 0.14 9 2000 - 2021
Tunisia 0.1 10 2000 - 2021
Kuwait 0.09 11 2000 - 2021
Lebanon 0.08 12 2000 - 2021
Iraq 0.04 13 2000 - 2021
Bahrain 0.01 14 2000 - 2021
Libya 0.01 15 2000 - 2021
Qatar 0.01 16 2000 - 2021
Djibouti 0 17 2000 - 2021
Syria 0 18 2000 - 2021



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

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