Top 10 Countries Using Solar Power

December 23, 2011 / No Comments

solar power 300x200 Top 10 Countries Using Solar PowerDespite the state of the economy, the use of solar power is on the rise worldwide.

Due in part to the green movement, in part to worries over the future of oil, in part due to (never-ending) unrest in the Middle East, solar is the darling of alternative power. That’s also due in part to the fact that the sun is always there in the sky, even when we can’t see it.

Even so, the disparity between the countries on the list is pretty amazing — No. 1 Germany, where solar installations account for 43 percent of the world’s capacity, has the ability to produce 17,193 megawatts, while No. 2 Spain has just 10 percent of the world’s capacity, at 3,784 megawatts.

Still, the entire rest of the world outside the top 10 accounts for just 9 percent of installed solar capacity around the globe.

This infographic from 1BOG takes a look at the top 10 and just how much solar capacity there is out there in this big, wide world.

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