Special Report

Countries Leading the Way in Solar Power

Methodology

To identify the countries with the fastest growing solar sectors, 24/7 Wall St. looked at the solar generation growth rate from 2009 – 2019 from the British Petroleum “Statistical Review of World Energy” report. Generation of electricity is measured in terawatt (1 trillion watts) hours. 

Solar generation for each country on the list for 2009, 2019, and 2020 also came from the BP report. Solar generation values that are smaller than 0.01 terawatts were converted to megawatt (1 million watts) hours. The population for each country comes from The World Bank World Development Indicators for 2020.

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