Global installed PV surpasses 101 GW in 2012

posted Feb 12, 2013, 11:46 AM by Steven B. Reeves   [ updated Feb 12, 2013, 11:59 AM ]
Global installed PV capacity surpassed 101 GW in 2012, according to data published by the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA). Between 30 and 32 GW was connected to the grid and made operational globally in 2012, roughly the same amount added in 2011- a boom year. In 2012, the top three European PV markets were Germany (7.6 GW), Italy (3.3 GW) and France (1.2 GW). Outside of Europe, the top three markets in 2012 were China (between 3.5 and 4.5 GW), the US (3.2 GW) and Japan (2.5 GW). EPIA will publish the final figures for 2012 in May. Germany and Italy remain the largest solar markets by far in terms of Total Installed Capacity. At the end of 2012, Germany had 32.4 GW of installed PV power and Italy had approximately 16.2 GW.

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