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Continental data

We analyse data by continent and sub-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 2020 (provisional figures) was as follows:

Continent

Projects number

Capacity GWAC

Africa

175

7.1

Asia

4,310

153.1

Australasia & Oceania

105

7.1

Europe

2,140

40.5

North & Central America

1,650

60.5

South America

300

11.5

World total

10,650

278.9