Global solar capacity surpassed 500GW in 2018

RenewEconomy april 2019 – Joshua S Hill

Countries reporting to the International Energy Agency’s Photovoltaic Power System Programme now boast at least 500GW of solar capacity as of the end of 2018, after nearly 100GW was installed in 2018.

International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Photovoltaic Power System Programme (PVPS) is one of the collaborative R&D Agreements established within the IEA back in 1993 and is currently made up of 32 members from around the world.

The IEA PVPS exists to “enhance the international collaborative efforts which facilitate the role of photovoltaic solar energy as a cornerstone in the transition to sustainable energy systems.”

The IEA PVPS’ latest Snapshot report was published this week and revealed that around 97.9GW of solar PV capacity was installed in IEA PVPS countries in 2018 and up to 99.8GW was installed around the globe in total…..

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