Vast PV expansion 2017

In 2017, global photovoltaic expansion could reach a magnitude of approximately 100 gigawatts. This is the result of a forecast by the market researchers at Bernreuter Research, for which, among other things, the global polysilicon production and PV demand in the most important markets were evaluated. As in the previous year, the largest market is by far China with an additional 52 gigawatts (2016: 35 GW). The USA remain the second largest market with 12.5 gigawatts (previous year: 15 GW).


Figure of month: 15 billion

Electricity generation from wind and solar power plants in Germany in October was almost 15 billion kilowatt hours. This is the highest value ever achieved so far. In November, wind energy generated 10.3 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in Germany, the second-best month of the year. The total production from 2016 has already been significantly exceeded.

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