Top 10 countries for PV installations
The growth in solar is extraordinary when you consider global investment in solar technologies accounted for US$10.7 billion in 2004 - and 10 years later, it had leapt to almost US$150 billion.
The next four years are sure to spark more investment as governments seek to reduce CO2 emissions, become less fossil-fuel dependent and promote renewable energy.
Estimates from market intelligence business Wood Mackenzie sees China’s photovoltaic panel installations hit a cumulative total of 370 GWdc by 2024 - more than double the US’s capacity at that point.
Here are the top 10 countries leading the PV installations chart.