Vietnam ranks in the top 10 for the largest installed solar capacity in the world

Vietnam is currently ranked 8th in the top 10 for the largest installed solar capacity in the world with 16,504MW, accounting for 2.3% globally. The capacity per capita of Vietnam is 60W/person, and so on.

The world is accelerating the use of renewable energy at an unprecedented speed and solar power is one of the leading energy sources.

Despite a 4.5% decline in global energy demand in 2020, renewable energy technologies still show their potential development paces. In the last year, more than 127 gigawatts (GW) - or 127,000 million watts (W) of solar energy has been installed - the highest year-on-year increase ever in the world.

Currently, China is the leading country in solar installed capacity in the world at 254,355MW, accounting for 35.6% of the global total, followed by the US with 75,572MW, accounting for 10.6% of the world. The per capita solar capacity of China and the US is 147 and 237 Watt/person, respectively. (1 Megawatt = 1 million Watt).

Vietnam is currently ranked 8th in the top 10 for the largest installed solar capacity in the world with 16,504MW, accounting for 2.3% globally. The capacity per capita in Vietnam is 60W/person.

The remaining countries rank in the top 10 include: Japan (9.4%), Germany (7.5%), India (5.5%), Italy (3%), Australia (2.5%), Korea (2%) and Spain (2%). 


  • 18/11/2021 10:03
  • evn.com.vn
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