Market development


National PV penetration in % of electricity demand base on 2017 capacities

In several countries, the PV contribution to the electricity demand has passed the 1 % mark. Germany is in first place in Europe with 7.47 %.

Annual and cumulative installed PV power 2017

Distribution of newly installed photovoltaic power worldwide 2012 vs. 2017

In 2012, Germany was the global frontrunner in new annual solar installations.
In the meantime, all of Europe seems to have lost its connection to the international development.


Global new solar installations 2011-2017 and forecast to 2022