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March 30, 2010
Paul Gipe

Brief Summary of World Solar PV Market Stats 2009


March 30, 2010

Total Market World PV

  • 6,000 MW/yr
  • 20,000 MW Total Worldwide
  • Growth: 20-40%/yr
  • ~90% of World PV from Feed-in Tariffs

Major Markets

  • Germany: 3,000 MW/yr
  • Italy: 700 MW/yr
  • Japan: 500 MW/yr
  • USA: 500 MW/yr

Largest Fleets

  • Germany: 8,000 MW
  • Spain: 3,400 MW
  • Japan: 2,700 MW
  • Italy: 1,100 MW
  • USA: 1,600 MW

Penetration

  • Germany: ~1% 2008; ~1.5% 2009
  • Spain: ~1% 2008; ~3% 2009

Germany PV

  • Jobs: 60,000
  • 4.3 TWh in 2008; 1% of supply

German EEG Cost (minimal)

  • 5% of German consumer electricity costs
  • $50 Euro/yr
  • $$0.01/kWh

Germany Solar Thermal

  • 12,000 jobs

Germany Biomass

  • 11 TWh/yr; 2%

California

  • Solar PV: 700 MW; 1 TWh/yr; 0.5% of supply
  • Solar thermal: ~1/2 TWh; ~0.25% of supply
  • Geothermal: 14 TWh/yr; 5%

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