25 Sep '12, 5pm

Europe Dominated Solar Panel Installations in 2011

Europe Dominated Solar Panel Installations in 2011

The study summarizes and evaluates the current activities regarding manufacturing, policies and market implementation world-wide. Over the past ten years, the PV industry grew in Europe by an average of over 40 percent per year and the production costs have decreased by around 60%. Underlying this progress is the EU commitment towards PV systems as a means to achieve the goal of using 20% of renewable energy by 2020. Germany, Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic, France, Belgium, and the United Kingdom are the leaders in installed PV capacity in Europe. Since 2000, world-wide, total PV production had growth rates of between 40 and 90 percent. The most rapid growth in annual production over the last five years was observed in Asia, where China alone accounts for more than 50 percent of the world's PV production. In addition, for the second year in a row, solar power was the ren...

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