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Solar electricity generation, billion kilowatthours, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 190 countries was 5.45 billion kilowatthours. The highest value was in China: 340.86 billion kilowatthours and the lowest value was in the Bahamas: 0 billion kilowatthours. The indicator is available from 1980 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: billion kilowatthours; Source: The U.S. Energy Information Administration
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Countries Solar electricity generation, 2021 Global rank Available data
China 340.86 1 1980 - 2021
USA 163.7 2 1984 - 2021
Japan 88.7 3 1980 - 2021
India 67.35 4 1980 - 2021
Germany 49.99 5 1991 - 2021
Australia 28.04 6 1980 - 2021
Spain 25.94 7 1980 - 2021
Italy 25.04 8 1980 - 2021
South Korea 23.95 9 1980 - 2021
Brazil 16.75 10 1980 - 2021
France 15.1 11 1980 - 2021
Mexico 14.16 12 1980 - 2021
Turkey 13.55 13 1980 - 2021
Netherlands 12.66 14 1980 - 2021
UK 12.55 15 1980 - 2021
Vietnam 11.68 16 1980 - 2021
Chile 10.99 17 1980 - 2021
Taiwan 7.97 18 1980 - 2021
UA Emirates 6.69 19 1980 - 2021
South Africa 6.65 20 1980 - 2021
Belgium 5.57 21 1980 - 2021
Canada 5.11 22 1980 - 2021
Greece 5.11 23 1980 - 2021
Egypt 4.8 24 1980 - 2021
Israel 4.64 25 1980 - 2021
Thailand 4.29 26 1980 - 2021
Hungary 3.9 27 1980 - 2021
Poland 3.83 28 1980 - 2021
Jordan 3.5 29 1980 - 2021
Switzerland 2.89 30 1980 - 2021
Malaysia 2.85 31 1980 - 2021
Austria 2.72 32 1980 - 2021
Ukraine 2.6 33 1992 - 2021
Russia 2.3 34 1992 - 2021
Portugal 2.19 35 1980 - 2021
Czechia 2.18 36 1993 - 2021
Argentina 2.17 37 1980 - 2021
Kazakhstan 1.82 38 1992 - 2021
Morocco 1.82 39 1980 - 2021
Romania 1.7 40 1980 - 2021
Sweden 1.51 41 1980 - 2021
Bulgaria 1.5 42 1980 - 2021
Philippines 1.5 43 1980 - 2021
Denmark 1.28 44 1980 - 2021
Honduras 1.28 45 1980 - 2021
Pakistan 1.26 46 1980 - 2021
El Salvador 1.11 47 1980 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 0.95 48 1980 - 2021
Peru 0.82 49 1980 - 2021
Algeria 0.81 50 1980 - 2021
Singapore 0.67 51 1980 - 2021
Slovakia 0.67 52 1993 - 2021
Iran 0.62 53 1980 - 2021
Yemen 0.6 54 1980 - 2021
Sri Lanka 0.54 55 1980 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 0.53 56 1980 - 2021
Cyprus 0.48 57 1980 - 2021
Uruguay 0.48 58 1980 - 2021
Bangladesh 0.47 59 1980 - 2021
Bolivia 0.47 60 1980 - 2021
Senegal 0.47 61 1980 - 2021
Slovenia 0.45 62 1992 - 2021
Panama 0.42 63 1980 - 2021
Tunisia 0.41 64 1980 - 2021
Iraq 0.38 65 1980 - 2021
Namibia 0.38 66 1990 - 2021
Cambodia 0.37 67 1980 - 2021
Colombia 0.32 68 1980 - 2021
Estonia 0.31 69 1992 - 2021
Finland 0.31 70 1980 - 2021
Puerto Rico 0.27 71 1980 - 2021
Cuba 0.26 72 1980 - 2021
Malta 0.26 73 1980 - 2021
Guatemala 0.23 74 1980 - 2021
Luxembourg 0.22 75 1980 - 2021
New Zealand 0.2 76 1980 - 2021
Indonesia 0.19 77 1980 - 2021
Lithuania 0.19 78 1992 - 2021
Belarus 0.18 79 1992 - 2021
N. Caledonia 0.18 80 1980 - 2021
Norway 0.18 81 1980 - 2021
Malawi 0.17 82 1980 - 2021
Mauritius 0.16 83 1980 - 2021
Oman 0.16 84 1980 - 2021
Croatia 0.15 85 1992 - 2021
Jamaica 0.15 86 1980 - 2021
Uganda 0.15 87 1980 - 2021
Zambia 0.15 88 1980 - 2021
Mauritania 0.14 89 1980 - 2021
Mongolia 0.14 90 1980 - 2021
Burkina Faso 0.12 91 1980 - 2021
Lebanon 0.12 92 1980 - 2021
Nepal 0.11 93 1980 - 2021
Burma 0.1 94 1980 - 2021
Kenya 0.1 95 1980 - 2021
Armenia 0.09 96 1992 - 2021
Afghanistan 0.08 97 1980 - 2021
Barbados 0.08 98 1980 - 2021
Ireland 0.08 99 1980 - 2021
Albania 0.07 100 1980 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 0.07 101 1992 - 2021
Mozambique 0.07 102 1980 - 2021
Seychelles 0.07 103 1980 - 2021
Azerbaijan 0.06 104 1992 - 2021
Ghana 0.06 105 1980 - 2021
Rwanda 0.06 106 1980 - 2021
Tanzania 0.06 107 1980 - 2021
Maldives 0.05 108 1980 - 2021
Niger 0.05 109 1980 - 2021
Nigeria 0.05 110 1980 - 2021
Ecuador 0.04 111 1980 - 2021
Ethiopia 0.04 112 1980 - 2021
Laos 0.04 113 1980 - 2021
Zimbabwe 0.04 114 1980 - 2021
Mali 0.03 115 1980 - 2021
Nicaragua 0.03 116 1980 - 2021
North Macedonia 0.03 117 1992 - 2021
Somalia 0.03 118 1980 - 2021
Sudan 0.03 119 1980 - 2021
Angola 0.02 120 1980 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 0.02 121 1980 - 2021
Cameroon 0.02 122 1980 - 2021
Eritrea 0.02 123 1994 - 2021
Guinea 0.02 124 1980 - 2021
Hong Kong 0.02 125 1980 - 2021
Kuwait 0.02 126 1980 - 2021
Madagascar 0.02 127 1980 - 2021
North Korea 0.02 128 1980 - 2021
Samoa 0.02 129 1980 - 2021
Suriname 0.02 130 1980 - 2021
Togo 0.02 131 1980 - 2021
Aruba 0.01 132 1986 - 2021
Bahrain 0.01 133 1980 - 2021
Belize 0.01 134 1980 - 2021
Benin 0.01 135 1980 - 2021
Botswana 0.01 136 1980 - 2021
Burundi 0.01 137 1980 - 2021
Cape Verde 0.01 138 1980 - 2021
DR Congo 0.01 139 1980 - 2021
Fiji 0.01 140 1980 - 2021
Guyana 0.01 141 1980 - 2021
Ivory Coast 0.01 142 1980 - 2021
Latvia 0.01 143 1992 - 2021
Libya 0.01 144 1980 - 2021
Moldova 0.01 145 1992 - 2021
Montenegro 0.01 146 2006 - 2021
Qatar 0.01 147 1980 - 2021
Serbia 0.01 148 2006 - 2021
Sierra Leone 0.01 149 1980 - 2021
Tonga 0.01 150 1980 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 0.01 151 1980 - 2021
Uzbekistan 0.01 152 1992 - 2021
Vanuatu 0.01 153 1980 - 2021
Venezuela 0.01 154 1980 - 2021
Bahamas 0 155 1980 - 2021
Bermuda 0 156 1980 - 2021
Bhutan 0 157 1980 - 2021
Brunei 0 158 1980 - 2021
C.A. Republic 0 159 1980 - 2021
Chad 0 160 1980 - 2021
Comoros 0 161 1980 - 2021
Djibouti 0 162 1980 - 2021
Dominica 0 163 1980 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 0 164 1980 - 2021
Faroe Isl. 0 165 1980 - 2021
Gabon 0 166 1980 - 2021
Gambia 0 167 1980 - 2021
Georgia 0 168 1992 - 2021
Gibraltar 0 169 1980 - 2021
Grenada 0 170 1980 - 2021
G.-Bissau 0 171 1980 - 2021
Haiti 0 172 1980 - 2021
Iceland 0 173 1980 - 2021
Kiribati 0 174 1980 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 0 175 1992 - 2021
Lesotho 0 176 1980 - 2021
Liberia 0 177 1980 - 2021
Macao 0 178 1980 - 2021
Montserrat 0 179 1980 - 2021
Papua N.G. 0 180 1980 - 2021
Paraguay 0 181 1980 - 2021
R. of Congo 0 182 1980 - 2021
Saint Lucia 0 183 1980 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 0 184 1980 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 0 185 1980 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 0 186 1980 - 2021
Swaziland 0 187 1980 - 2021
Syria 0 188 1980 - 2021
Tajikistan 0 189 1992 - 2021
Turkmenistan 0 190 1992 - 2021



Definition: Billion kilowatthours of electricity generated from sunlight.
340.86
163.70
88.70
67.35
49.99
28.04
25.94
25.04
23.95
16.75
15.10
14.16
13.55
12.66
12.55
11.68
10.99
7.97
6.69
6.65
5.57
5.11
5.11
4.80
4.64
4.29
3.90
3.83
3.50
2.89
2.85
2.72
2.60
2.30
2.19
2.18
2.17
1.82
1.82
1.70
1.51
1.50
1.50
1.28
1.28
1.26
1.11
0.95
0.82
0.81
0.67
0.67
0.62
0.60
0.54
0.53
0.48
0.48
0.47
0.47
0.47
0.45
0.42
0.41
0.38
0.38
0.37
0.32
0.31
0.31
0.27
0.26
0.26
0.23
0.22
0.20
0.19
0.19
0.18
0.18
0.18
0.17
0.16
0.16
0.15
0.15
0.15
0.15
0.14
0.14
0.12
0.12
0.11
0.10
0.10
0.09
0.08
0.08
0.08
0.07
0.07
0.07
0.07
0.06
0.06
0.06
0.06
0.05
0.05
0.05
0.04
0.04
0.04
0.04
0.03
0.03
0.03
0.03
0.03
0.02
0.02
0.02
0.02
0.02
0.02
0.02
0.02
0.02
0.02
0.02
0.02
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.01
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
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
85.2
170.4
255.6
340.86
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