PV Status Report 2017

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The PV Status Report provides comprehensive and relevant information on this dynamic sector for the interested public, as well as decision-makers in policy and industry.

The 15th edition of the PV Status Report gives an overview of current trends. 

For the 7th year in a row, solar power with 57 % of total investment representing USD 113.7 billion (EUR 103.4 billion) took the largest share of new investments in renewable energies. Despite a 34 % annual decrease of total global investment in solar energy the newly installed capacity of solar photovoltaic power increased by 38% to over 79 GW in 2016. This capacity represents more than half of all new renewable power capacity installed in 2016. These investments were almost evenly shared between large scale solar power and distributed solar energy systems.

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