Global Market Outlook 2018-2022

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

With comprehensive historical market data, five-year forecasts for the main global markets, as well as an analysis of the segmentation between rooftop and ground-mounted systems, this report is an indispensable tool for the solar industry and energy stakeholders alike.

In this year’s edition we are delighted to have a special focus on the GW-scale solar power markets in 2017 around the globe, assessing the status, challenges and forecasts in the world’s largest markets thanks to insightful contributions by solar associations from Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, United States and Turkey. Moreover, the Trends chapter explores the developments that will shape the solar power sector in the coming years, covering solar mobility, storage, corporate sourcing and emerging markets, amongst other topics.

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

  • Global solar market
  • Trends: What’s hot in solar?
  • GW-scale solar power markets in 2017
  • The European solar market
  • Global Market Outlook for solar power

Access exclusive Global Market Outlook data and figures

SolarPower Europe members can access and download all Global Market Outlook data and graphs on the Members Area. 

  • Annual and cumulative regional data
  • Annual and scenario data
  • Annual cumulative scenario segmentation data
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Key Findings in tweets

Solar is the fastest growing power generation source. More solar PV capacities were installed globally than any other power generation technology #SolarMarketOutlook

A total of 99.1 GW of grid-connected solar was installed in 2017. That's a 30% year-on-year growth over 76.6 GW added in 2016 #SolarMarketOutlook

In 2017 almost as much solar was installed in one year as the world has installed in total capacity in 2012 #SolarMarketOutlook

Over 1 terawatt solar power can be installed by 2022 #SolarMarketOutlook

Germany, France and Turkey are the top 3 solar markets in Europe until 2022 #SolarMarketOutlook

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