Renewable Energy stasistics for 2017

We gathered up-to-date information and facts about the use of renewable energy. So…

  • Almost 90% of the new power plants in Europe (since 2016) operate on renewable sources.
  • In 2016, renewable energy was enough to provide more than 23% of the world’s electricity.
  • By 2016, about 70 countries around the world have installed out-of-grid SPS or opened sponsorship programs for their construction.
  • The production of solar energy increased in 33% by the beginning of 2016.
  • In 2015, the global capacity of solar collectors increased by more than 6%.
  • In 2016, the leading countries in using renewable sources were China, the United States, Brazil, Germany and Canada.
  • World investments in renewable energy sources and fuel reached a record $ 285.9 billions in 2015.
  • In 2015, bioenergy accounted for more than 90% of modern renewable energy production.
  • Developing economies have surged ahead of developed countries for total investments in new renewable energy sources.
  • Renewable energy (excluding large hydropower plants) accounted for 53.6% of the installed capacity of all new energy sources in 2015; The first record.
  • Hydropower is the leading source of renewable energy for electricity generation, providing 71% of the current from all RES.
  • In 2015, world energy production by wind stations reached 432 GW; 7% of the total global capacity for electricity generation. In 2015, the record added 63 GW, and the total investment in the global wind energy sector was $ 109 billions.

Info from: The Guardian, Ren21, BP Global, FS-UNEP Centre, World Energy Council.

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