104.1 GW solar power plants were built in the world in 2018, which is 5% more than in 2017 (99.1 GW), informed by the representatives of Solar Power Europe (European Solar Energy Association). This information will officially be available only on the date of publication, i.e. during the publication of the Global Market Outlook report in May, 2019.
Interestingly, the market has recorded growth in 2018 despite the previous predictions. Specifically, in China, which is considered to be the industry’s supreme representative, there has been no retroactive development, though a tangible amount has been produced less than in 2017 (44.1 GW), which in general could not adversely affect the global market.
In Germany, for example, in 2018, about 3 GW total solar power plants were put into operation, which contributed to the fact that this country became the first country in the European continent. German is followed by Turkey (1.6 GW), the Netherlands (1.4 GW), France (900 MW) and Italy (500 MW).