PV markets

2010 has been a record year in the history of PV industry. Following a growth rate of 25 % up to 7,1 gigawatts (GW) in 2009, at least 14 GW have been installed in 2010.

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Installed PV capacity in India

Source: Bridge to India

Installed PV capacity in 2010

PV markets worldwide: shares per region (PHOTON International)

Annual worldwide installed PV capacity in 2010 (EPIA)

Evolution of cumulative global installed PV capacity 2000-2010 (EPIA) in MW

Installed PV capacity in Europe in 2010 (EPIA) in MW

Estimated cumulative PV capacity in Europe in 2010 (EPIA) in MW

Installed PV capacity outside Europe in 2010 (in MW)

Global installed PV capacity by 2015

Due to IMS Research PV will continue its growth, especially in terms of countries with megawatt capacities installed.

New installed regional PV capacity by 2015 (IMS Research)
New installed regional PV capacity by 2015 (IMS Research)

Top 15 PV power plants worldwide

Power
DC
(MWp)

Country

Location

Region

On grid

97

Canada

Sarnia

Ontario

2010

84,2

Italy

Montalto di Castro

Lazio

2010

80,2

Germany

Finsterwalde

Brandenburg

2010

70,6

Italy

San Bellino

Veneto

2010

60

Spain

Olmedilla de Alarcón

Castilla-La Mancha

2008

54

Germany

Straßkirchen

Bayern

2009

52,8

Germany

Lieberose

Brandenburg

2009

48

USA

Boulder City, NV

Nevada

2010

47,6

Spain

Puertollano

Castilla-La Mancha

2008

46

Portugal

Amaraleja

Alentejo

2008

42,7

Italy

Cellino San Marco

Apulien

2010

40

Germany

Brandis

Saxonia

2008

36

Germany

Reckahn

Brandenburg

2010

35

Czech Republic

Vepřek

Středočeský kraj

2010

34,6

Italy

Sant'Alberto

Emilia-Romagna

2010

 

Large-scale PV power plants: Countries with a cumulative capacity over 100kW in December 2010

 

CapacityDC (MWp)

Country

3000

Spain

2400

Germany

1500

Italy *

600

U.S.A.

560

Czech Republic

222

France **

166

South Korea

150

China

142

Canada

110

Belgium

 *Figures by GSE Gestore dei Servizi Energetici - GSE S.p.A., http://atlasole.gsel.it/atlasole/, 21/01/2011.

  **Including French overseas territories, departments