Special Report

Countries Leading the Way in Solar Power

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50. Luxembourg
> Solar power growth rate per year 2009-19: 20.4%
> Solar power growth rate, 2019-20: 57.9% – #15 highest out of 79 countries
> Solar generation, 2009: 0.02 terawatt hours – #24 largest
> Solar generation, 2019: 0.13 terawatt hours – #61 largest
> Solar generation, 2020: 0.21 terawatt hours – #58 largest
> Population: 630,419 – #78 largest

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49. Germany
> Solar power growth rate per year 2009-19: 21.6%
> Solar power growth rate, 2019-20: 8.8% – #46 highest out of 79 countries
> Solar generation, 2009: 6.58 terawatt hours – #1 largest
> Solar generation, 2019: 46.39 terawatt hours – #4 largest
> Solar generation, 2020: 50.60 terawatt hours – #5 largest
> Population: 83,160,871 – #16 largest

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48. Portugal
> Solar power growth rate per year 2009-19: 23.7%
> Solar power growth rate, 2019-20: 25.9% – #28 highest out of 79 countries
> Solar generation, 2009: 0.16 terawatt hours – #11 largest
> Solar generation, 2019: 1.34 terawatt hours – #36 largest
> Solar generation, 2020: 1.70 terawatt hours – #35 largest
> Population: 10,297,081 – #49 largest

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47. Norway
> Solar power growth rate per year 2009-19: 30.1%
> Solar power growth rate, 2019-20: 26.1% – #27 highest out of 79 countries
> Solar generation, 2009: 7,700 megawatt hours – #27 largest
> Solar generation, 2019: 0.11 terawatt hours – #64 largest
> Solar generation, 2020: 0.14 terawatt hours – #65 largest
> Population: 5,379,475 – #64 largest

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46. Bangladesh
> Solar power growth rate per year 2009-19: 30.1%
> Solar power growth rate, 2019-20: 17.9% – #36 highest out of 79 countries
> Solar generation, 2009: 0.03 terawatt hours – #21 largest
> Solar generation, 2019: 0.35 terawatt hours – #51 largest
> Solar generation, 2020: 0.41 terawatt hours – #50 largest
> Population: 164,689,383 – #7 largest

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