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Top 10 World's Biggest PV Markets

 

 

The table below shows the Top 10 of the world's largest solar PV markets, sorted by installed capacity for 2011 and sorted by total cumulative installed capacity.

 

All data was retrieved from annual reports and releases by the respective countries' photovoltaic associations, in some cases supplemented with data from EPIA and Eurobserv/ER.

 

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Top 10 Solar PV Markets, sorted by Capacity installed in 2011 (kw)


 

Country

 

2009

 

2010

 

2011


Cumulative

1.     Italy 723,000
2,321,010
9,304,600 12,802,910
2.     Germany 3,806,700
7,390,922
7,500,243
24,794,243
3.     China 160,000 500,000
2,500,000
3,301,000
4.     USA 464,500
918,000
1,867,000
3,966,000
5.      France 250,000
719,146
1,634,100
2,831,400
6.      Japan 482,976
990,979
1,295,804
4,913,948
7.     UK
7,077
45,255
937,100
1,014,000
8.      Australia 83,140
383,300
837,000
1,407,940
9.      Belgium 493,700
376,500
614,100
1,587,000
10.      Greece 36,500
150,400
425,900 631,300

 

1.  ENEA/RSE 2. BNA 3. Solarbuzz / GDC'12 4. NREL 5. ADEME 6. NEDO 7. Euroserv/ER 8. APVA 9. APERE 10. Helapco

 


 

 

 


Top 10 Solar PV Markets, sorted by Cumulative capacity (kw)


 

Country


2009


2010


2011


Cumulative


1.     Germany 3,806,700 7,390,922 7,500,243 24,794,243
2.     Italy 723,000 2,321,010 9,304,600 12,802,910
3.     Japan 482,976 990,979 1,295,804 4,913,948
4.     Spain 17,010
371,200
354,900
4,214,200
5.     USA 464,500 918,000 1,867,000
3,966,000
6.     China 160,000 500,000
2,500,000
3,301,000
7.     France 250,000 719,000 1,634,100 2,831,400
8.     Czech Republic 411,000 1,151,000 110,000 1,726,000
9.     Belgium 493,700 376,500 614,100 1,587,000
10.     Australia 83,140 383,300 837,000 1,407,940

 

1. BNA 2. ENEA/RSE 3. NEDO 4. Euroserv/ER 5. NREL 6. Solarbuzz / GDC'12 7. ADEME 8. EPIA 9. APERE 10. APVA

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

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