The future is solar : 49 GW to be installed in 2014

solar 2014Solar saw another record year in 2013, with as much around 35 GW of capacity installed according to IHS. China and Japan leaded the world in 2013 with 8.6 and 6.3 GW respectively.

This is especially staggering once you know that in 2008 and 2009 yearly installations were below ten gigawatts. Solar photovoltaic is in the middle of a exponential growth, as the graph in Cleantechnica shows all too clearly.

While these figures are quite impressive, there is more as 2014 could see the solar PV demand reaching a massive 49 GW according to NPD Solarbuzz.


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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