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 solar 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 end 2017 was as follows:

Continent

Projects number

Capacity GWAC

Africa

90

3.6

Asia

2,342

82.0

Australasia & Oceania

15

0.3

Europe

2,121

21.5

North & Central America

1,432

32.3

South America

59

3.3

World total

6,061

143.1

Continental data

We analyse data by continent and sub-continent

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