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Solar electricity capacity, million kilowatts, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 47 countries was 0.17 million kilowatts. The highest value was in South Africa: 6.22 million kilowatts and the lowest value was in Benin: 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
South Africa 6.22 1 2000 - 2021
Senegal 0.24 2 2000 - 2021
Kenya 0.15 3 2000 - 2021
Namibia 0.15 4 2000 - 2021
Malawi 0.14 5 2000 - 2021
Sudan 0.14 6 2000 - 2021
Ghana 0.11 7 2000 - 2021
Mali 0.1 8 2000 - 2021
Zambia 0.1 9 2000 - 2021
Mauritania 0.09 10 2000 - 2021
Uganda 0.09 11 2000 - 2021
Mauritius 0.08 12 2000 - 2021
Burkina Faso 0.06 13 2000 - 2021
Mozambique 0.06 14 2000 - 2021
Togo 0.06 15 2000 - 2021
Rwanda 0.04 16 2000 - 2021
Madagascar 0.03 17 2000 - 2021
Niger 0.03 18 2000 - 2021
Nigeria 0.03 19 2000 - 2021
Zimbabwe 0.03 20 2000 - 2021
Eritrea 0.02 21 2000 - 2021
Ethiopia 0.02 22 2000 - 2021
R. of Congo 0.02 23 2000 - 2021
Somalia 0.02 24 2000 - 2021
Tanzania 0.02 25 2000 - 2021
Angola 0.01 26 2000 - 2021
Botswana 0.01 27 2000 - 2021
Burundi 0.01 28 2000 - 2021
Cameroon 0.01 29 2000 - 2021
Cape Verde 0.01 30 2000 - 2021
Guinea 0.01 31 2000 - 2021
Ivory Coast 0.01 32 2000 - 2021
Seychelles 0.01 33 2000 - 2021
Swaziland 0.01 34 2000 - 2021
Benin 0 35 2000 - 2021
C.A. Republic 0 36 2000 - 2021
Chad 0 37 2000 - 2021
Comoros 0 38 2000 - 2021
DR Congo 0 39 2000 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 0 40 2000 - 2021
Gabon 0 41 2000 - 2021
Gambia 0 42 2000 - 2021
G.-Bissau 0 43 2000 - 2021
Lesotho 0 44 2000 - 2021
Liberia 0 45 2000 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 0 46 2000 - 2021
Sierra Leone 0 47 2000 - 2021



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