The Evolution of Solar Power

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This interactive infographic shows the cumulative installed solar power capacity per country, continent and the world as a whole between 1992-2015.

Drag the slider or click the play button in the bottom to see how solar power capacity has changed over time. The area of each circle on the map corresponds to its respective capacity. Hover with the cursor over any circle to see more details. Only countries with more than 25MW of solar power capacity installed as of the end of 2015 are presented on the map.

Thanks to for providing data from 2006-2016.

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Additional data from Wikipedia. Design by Greenbyte.

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1.0 GW
1.3 GW
1.6 GW
2.0 GW
2.6 GW
3.7 GW
5.1 GW
6.6 GW
9.1 GW
15.8 GW
23.9 GW
41.3 GW
72.4 GW
101.3 GW
138.4 GW
178.7 GW
229.3 GW
Cumulative Global Solar Power Cap.
Global Solar Power Cap. Distr.
Africa
Oceania
S. America
N. America
Europe
Asia
South Africa
Israel
China
India
Japan
Taiwan
South Korea
Thailand
Philippines
Pakistan
Malaysia
Germany
Spain
United Kingdom
Italy
France
Denmark
Portugal
Sweden
Poland
Turkey
Netherlands
Romania
Greece
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Ukraine
Hungary
Croatia
Czech Republic
Cyprus
Switzerland
Luxembourg
Slovakia
Slovenia
Malta
Brazil
Chile
USA
Canada
Mexico
Australia
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