Global Solar Installations Reached 138.2 GW in 2020

Aug 30, 2021 01:12 PM ET
  • In spite of the ongoing effect of COVID-19, a massive 138.2 GW of solar was set up in 2020, representing an 18% boost compared to 2019, locates a new report by SolarPower Europe.
  • The study additionally found that the global collective solar capability reached 773.2 GW, surpassing 3 quarters of a terawatt for the first time ever, in 2020.

In spite of the ongoing impact of COVID-19, a substantial 138.2 GW of solar was mounted in 2020, representing an 18% rise contrasted to 2019, in yet one more global annual installation record for the global solar PV market, discovers a new report by SolarPower Europe.

SolarPower Europe, the new EPIA (European Photovoltaic Industry Association), has launched its brand-new Global Market Outlook report. The member-led association, which represents organisations active along the whole value chain, aims to shape the regulatory atmosphere and improve business chances for solar power in Europe.

The new report provides market intelligence for the global solar industry for 2020, and projections ability for 2021-- 2025. The study has found that the global collective solar capability reached 773.2 GW, going beyond 3 quarters of a terawatt for the very first time ever before, in 2020. Market projections put the global solar market pleasantly within the Terawatt range by 2022, and under ideal conditions, reaching 2 TW by 2025.

This was implemented by 138.2 GW of installations in 2020, representing an 18% y-o-y development, which is a global annual setup record for the sector.

Aristotelis Chantavas, President of SolarPower Europe, said, "Solar's development verified its dominance amongst all freshly set up power generation technologies, reaching a 39% global share, which means that greater than every third power plant installed in 2020 came from solar."

In 2020, 18 nations included over 1 GW of solar, compared to 17 in 2019, and 11 in 2018, showing that solar is continuing its development trajectory. The following 4 years will see even more solar set up than formerly anticipated, crossing the 200 GW annual installment level by 2022, and reaching 29 markets around the globe including more than 1 GW by 2023, anticipates the report.

Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO of SolarPower Europe, claimed, "We now expect brand-new annual set up capabilities to reach 266 GW in 2025 in our medium-ambition scenario. To place this right into point of view, just six years earlier, in 2015, this was the world's overall mounted solar energy generation fleet."

The Global Market Outlook projections collective grid-connected solar energy capacities to reach 1,870 GW by 2025, according to the most likely scenario. Under ideal problems, the globe can operate PV generation plant capacities as large as 2.147 TW by the end of 2025. In the Medium Scenario, it is expected that complete global mounted PV generation ability will certainly pass the complying with landmarks over the next 5 years: 900 GW in 2021, 1.1 TW in 2022, 1.3 TW in 2023, 1.6 TW in 2024, and 1.8 TW in 2025.

Michael Schmela, Head of Market Intelligence at SolarPower Europe, commented, "Indeed, by following year we anticipate the global solar market rise by 25% to 203 GW, the first time annual PV installments will certainly cross the 200 GW level. This is especially outstanding thinking about that going across the 200 GW threshold in 2022 would take place only five years after the 100 GW level was reached. With COVID-19 inoculation prices raising, and silicon supply concerns resolved, the coming years will be sure to see numerous solar setup records damaged."

The Global Market Outlook is the flagship magazine of SolarPower Europe. Generated inhouse by SolarPower Europe's market intelligence team and with the support of its members and the Global Solar Council, the report supplies projections on solar market growths and trends for the coming 5 years. This year's edition has a special concentrate on off-grid solar to show how small-scale, C&I and mini-grids are a prospering GW-scale market with two-digit development prices for the coming years.

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