National PV penetration in % of electricity demand base on 2016 capacities

In several countries in europe, the PV contribution to the electricity demand has passed the 1 % mark. Greece is in first place with close to 7,4 % and the overall European PV contribution amounting to at close to 4 % of the electricity demand of Europe.

Annual and cumulative installed PV-power 2016

Distribution of newly installed photovoltaic power worldwide 2012 vs. 2016

In 2012, the German PV market was still at the forefront of the global expansion of PV plants.
In the meantime, all of Europe seems to lose its connection with international development.


Global PV new build, 2006-2016 and forecast to 2019