Photo: Christian Westermeier, President of SolarPower Europe, presented the Global Market Outlook at Intersolar Europe on 30 May .

Our Global Market Outlook is now out! 

Saskia Choffel, Business Development & Marketing Officer

SolarPower Europe launched its Global Market Outlook for Solar Power 2017-2021 during Intersolar Europe in Munich. The report confirms that 2016 was another record year for solar, with global annual solar additions growing by 50% with 76.6 GW installed. There is now a total worldwide solar power generation capacity of 306.5 GW. SolarPower Europe foresees that solar will continue its growth in 2017, even passing the 80 GW mark in 2017.

SolarPower Europe's annual Global Market Outlook for Solar Power is the most authoritative market analysis report for the global solar power sector.

With comprehensive historical market data, a five-year forecast for the main global markets, as well as an analysis of the role that solar is playing in the European energy system, this report is an indispensable tool for the solar industry and energy stakeholders alike. This year, we are proud to present a new addition to the report, Trends: what's next for solar' covering issues such as trade, storage, digitalisation and corporate sourcing. In addition, we are delighted to have a contribution from the China Photovoltaic Industry Association on the status of solar power in China, challenges and forecasts.

Download free the Global Market Outlook for Solar Power and gain insight to:

  • Global solar market
  • Trends: What's next for solar?
  • The Chinese market
  • The European Solar Market
  • Solar in the European electricity system
  • Global Market Outlook for solar power

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