Continent

Deployment of utility-scale solar power by continent

Each project in the Wiki-Solar Database is listed in a specified country and we can therefore map projects and analyse and benchmark the characteristics by continent. The table on the right shows continental deployment of PV power plants of 4MWAC and over. Click on names to see the map of installations in the continent. Click here to see figures by country.

We prepare overviews showing the key data in markets of your choice, as described here, and detailed reports on some of the key markets as described here.

Historical progress

The continents have progressed at different times and rates to reach the position shown on the right. The graphs below shows the annual and cumulative deployment for each continent.

Annual new capacity by continent
Total cumulative capacity by continent

Continental maps

Map of Europe - press for all continent and sub-continent maps

Latest capacity table

The total capacity of operating utility scale solar power plants of 4 MWAC + by continent at mid-2016 was as follows:

Continent

Projects number

Capacity GWAC

Africa

48

1.8

Asia

1,324

36.9

Australasia & Oceania

8

0.3

Europe

1,601

15.8

North & Central America

910

17.2

South America

36

1.7

World total

3,927

73.6

Continental data

We analyse data by continent and sub-continent

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