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Wiki-Solar: Global utility-scale solar PV reaches 75 GW at mid-2016

End-June 2016 figures herald a 6th consecutive record year for utility-scale solar photovoltaics (PV), according to capacity data released on August 22nd by Wiki-Solar. Wiki-Solar defines ‘utility-scale solar’ as 4 MWAC and above. New PV plants totaling 10 GW have been commissioned so far in 2016, and an installed total of 100 GW might still be achievable by year-end. Asia is continuing to move ahead and now accounts for almost half of the global utility-scale solar capacity, thanks to ongoing growth in China and India. Europe in particular has slowed; as its recent powerhouse, the UK, seems to be prioritising more expensive nuclear power over renewables. Africa and South America continue to progress, but need to eat faster into hefty project backlogs, if they are to increase their market share. At the national level, it is the three countries, which topped the Rio Olympic...

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