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Solar electricity generation, billion kilowatthours, 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 189 countries was 4.44 billion kilowatthours.The highest value was in China: 269.72 billion kilowatthours and the lowest value was in the Bahamas: 0 billion kilowatthours. The indicator is available from 1980 to 2020. 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, 2020 Global rank Available data
China 269.72 1 1980 - 2020
USA 130.72 2 1984 - 2020
Japan 78.64 3 1980 - 2020
India 61.34 4 1980 - 2020
Germany 50.6 5 1991 - 2020
Italy 24.94 6 1980 - 2020
Australia 21.03 7 1980 - 2020
Spain 20.54 8 1980 - 2020
South Korea 18.25 9 1980 - 2020
France 13.58 10 1980 - 2020
Mexico 13.53 11 1980 - 2020
UK 12.8 12 1980 - 2020
Turkey 11.27 13 1980 - 2020
Brazil 10.75 14 1980 - 2020
Netherlands 7.99 15 1980 - 2020
Chile 7.62 16 1980 - 2020
Taiwan 6.1 17 1980 - 2020
Belgium 4.97 18 1980 - 2020
Thailand 4.93 19 1980 - 2020
Vietnam 4.9 20 1980 - 2020
Greece 4.36 21 1980 - 2020
Canada 4.28 22 1980 - 2020
Israel 4.07 23 1980 - 2020
UA Emirates 3.78 24 1980 - 2020
South Africa 3.6 25 1980 - 2020
Switzerland 2.52 26 1980 - 2020
Hungary 2.45 27 1980 - 2020
Czechia 2.24 28 1993 - 2020
Jordan 2.2 29 1980 - 2020
Austria 2.04 30 1980 - 2020
Poland 1.99 31 1980 - 2020
Russia 1.86 32 1992 - 2020
Romania 1.77 33 1980 - 2020
Portugal 1.68 34 1980 - 2020
Ukraine 1.64 35 1992 - 2020
Egypt 1.5 36 1980 - 2020
Bulgaria 1.47 37 1980 - 2020
Argentina 1.35 38 1980 - 2020
Philippines 1.25 39 1980 - 2020
Pakistan 1.2 40 1980 - 2020
Denmark 1.18 41 1980 - 2020
Honduras 1.12 42 1980 - 2020
Sweden 1.04 43 1980 - 2020
Malaysia 1 44 1980 - 2020
Kazakhstan 0.9 45 1992 - 2020
Peru 0.8 46 1980 - 2020
Algeria 0.68 47 1980 - 2020
Slovakia 0.66 48 1993 - 2020
Singapore 0.62 49 1980 - 2020
El Salvador 0.5 50 1980 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 0.5 51 1980 - 2020
Yemen 0.5 52 1980 - 2020
Uruguay 0.46 53 1980 - 2020
Iran 0.44 54 1980 - 2020
Bangladesh 0.42 55 1980 - 2020
Morocco 0.38 56 1980 - 2020
Slovenia 0.37 57 1992 - 2020
Cyprus 0.33 58 1980 - 2020
Panama 0.3 59 1980 - 2020
Senegal 0.3 60 1980 - 2020
Domin. Rep. 0.26 61 1980 - 2020
Finland 0.26 62 1980 - 2020
Bolivia 0.25 63 1980 - 2020
Cuba 0.25 64 1980 - 2020
Puerto Rico 0.25 65 1980 - 2020
Tunisia 0.25 66 1980 - 2020
Malta 0.23 67 1980 - 2020
Guatemala 0.22 68 1980 - 2020
Colombia 0.19 69 1980 - 2020
Belarus 0.18 70 1992 - 2020
Luxembourg 0.18 71 1980 - 2020
New Zealand 0.16 72 1980 - 2020
Mauritius 0.15 73 1980 - 2020
Zambia 0.15 74 1980 - 2020
Mauritania 0.14 75 1980 - 2020
Lithuania 0.13 76 1992 - 2020
Estonia 0.12 77 1992 - 2020
Indonesia 0.12 78 1980 - 2020
Sri Lanka 0.11 79 1980 - 2020
Croatia 0.1 80 1992 - 2020
Cambodia 0.09 81 1980 - 2020
Lebanon 0.09 82 1980 - 2020
Mongolia 0.09 83 1980 - 2020
Tanzania 0.09 84 1980 - 2020
Nepal 0.08 85 1980 - 2020
Uganda 0.07 86 1980 - 2020
Ghana 0.06 87 1980 - 2020
Iraq 0.06 88 1980 - 2020
Ireland 0.06 89 1980 - 2020
Azerbaijan 0.05 90 1992 - 2020
Bosnia & Herz. 0.05 91 1992 - 2020
Burkina Faso 0.05 92 1980 - 2020
Jamaica 0.05 93 1980 - 2020
Malawi 0.05 94 1980 - 2020
Namibia 0.05 95 1990 - 2020
Rwanda 0.05 96 1980 - 2020
Afghanistan 0.04 97 1980 - 2020
Barbados 0.04 98 1980 - 2020
Ecuador 0.04 99 1980 - 2020
Laos 0.04 100 1980 - 2020
Mozambique 0.04 101 1980 - 2020
Nigeria 0.04 102 1980 - 2020
Albania 0.03 103 1980 - 2020
Eritrea 0.03 104 1994 - 2020
Mali 0.03 105 1980 - 2020
Norway 0.03 106 1980 - 2020
Angola 0.02 107 1980 - 2020
Ant.& Barb. 0.02 108 1980 - 2020
Armenia 0.02 109 1992 - 2020
Burma 0.02 110 1980 - 2020
Cameroon 0.02 111 1980 - 2020
Ethiopia 0.02 112 1980 - 2020
Fiji 0.02 113 1980 - 2020
Guinea 0.02 114 1980 - 2020
Guyana 0.02 115 1980 - 2020
Ivory Coast 0.02 116 1980 - 2020
Kuwait 0.02 117 1980 - 2020
Madagascar 0.02 118 1980 - 2020
Nicaragua 0.02 119 1980 - 2020
Niger 0.02 120 1980 - 2020
North Korea 0.02 121 1980 - 2020
North Macedonia 0.02 122 1992 - 2020
Sudan 0.02 123 1980 - 2020
Aruba 0.01 124 1986 - 2020
Bahrain 0.01 125 1980 - 2020
Benin 0.01 126 1980 - 2020
Botswana 0.01 127 1980 - 2020
Burundi 0.01 128 1980 - 2020
Cape Verde 0.01 129 1980 - 2020
DR Congo 0.01 130 1980 - 2020
Hong Kong 0.01 131 1980 - 2020
Latvia 0.01 132 1992 - 2020
Libya 0.01 133 1980 - 2020
Qatar 0.01 134 1980 - 2020
Serbia 0.01 135 2006 - 2020
Seychelles 0.01 136 1980 - 2020
Sierra Leone 0.01 137 1980 - 2020
Somalia 0.01 138 1980 - 2020
Suriname 0.01 139 1980 - 2020
Tr.&Tobago 0.01 140 1980 - 2020
Uzbekistan 0.01 141 1992 - 2020
Vanuatu 0.01 142 1980 - 2020
Venezuela 0.01 143 1980 - 2020
Zimbabwe 0.01 144 1980 - 2020
Bahamas 0 145 1980 - 2020
Belize 0 146 1980 - 2020
Bermuda 0 147 1980 - 2020
Bhutan 0 148 1980 - 2020
Brunei 0 149 1980 - 2020
C.A. Republic 0 150 1980 - 2020
Chad 0 151 1980 - 2020
Comoros 0 152 1980 - 2020
Djibouti 0 153 1980 - 2020
Dominica 0 154 1980 - 2020
Eq. Guinea 0 155 1980 - 2020
Faroe Isl. 0 156 1980 - 2020
Gabon 0 157 1980 - 2020
Gambia 0 158 1980 - 2020
Georgia 0 159 1992 - 2020
Gibraltar 0 160 1980 - 2020
Grenada 0 161 1980 - 2020
G.-Bissau 0 162 1980 - 2020
Haiti 0 163 1980 - 2020
Iceland 0 164 1980 - 2020
Kiribati 0 165 1980 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan 0 166 1992 - 2020
Lesotho 0 167 1980 - 2020
Liberia 0 168 1980 - 2020
Macao 0 169 1980 - 2020
Maldives 0 170 1980 - 2020
Moldova 0 171 1992 - 2020
Montenegro 0 172 2006 - 2020
Montserrat 0 173 1980 - 2020
N. Caledonia 0 174 1980 - 2020
Oman 0 175 1980 - 2020
Papua N.G. 0 176 1980 - 2020
Paraguay 0 177 1980 - 2020
R. of Congo 0 178 1980 - 2020
Saint Lucia 0 179 1980 - 2020
St. Vincent & ... 0 180 1980 - 2020
Samoa 0 181 1980 - 2020
S.T.&Principe 0 182 1980 - 2020
Solomon Isl. 0 183 1980 - 2020
Swaziland 0 184 1980 - 2020
Syria 0 185 1980 - 2020
Tajikistan 0 186 1992 - 2020
Togo 0 187 1980 - 2020
Tonga 0 188 1980 - 2020
Turkmenistan 0 189 1992 - 2020

Economic outlook around the world

Definition: Billion kilowatthours of electricity generated from sunlight.
269.72
130.72
78.64
61.34
50.60
24.94
21.03
20.54
18.25
13.58
13.53
12.80
11.27
10.75
7.99
7.62
6.10
4.97
4.93
4.90
4.36
4.28
4.07
3.78
3.60
2.52
2.45
2.24
2.20
2.04
1.99
1.86
1.77
1.68
1.64
1.50
1.47
1.35
1.25
1.20
1.18
1.12
1.04
1.00
0.90
0.80
0.68
0.66
0.62
0.50
0.50
0.50
0.46
0.44
0.42
0.38
0.37
0.33
0.30
0.30
0.26
0.26
0.25
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0.25
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0.23
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269.72
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