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IEA: China, U.S. account for 50% of global wind capacity, 46% of solar

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China continues to be the world’s largest producer of renewable power from wind as well as solar photovoltaics, according to the International Energy Agency’s Key World Energy Statistics report, released on Thursday. The country accounts for 28.7% of global wind production, supplied by an installed capacity of 184GW, and 31.9% of global solar production, from an installed base of 175GW.

The IEA’s Key World Energy Statistics report has used data from 2018 to compile its figures.

The US is the world’s second largest producer of both wind and solar, IEA’s KWES figures found. The country accounts for 21.7% of global wind production, from an installed capacity of 94.5GW. The US accounts for 14.7% of global solar production, supplied by an installed capacity of 62.5GW.

Germany is the world’s third largest wind producer, the statistics found, accounting for 8.6% of the global total, from an installed capacity of 59GW. India is the world’s fourth largest producer of wind-generated electricity, accounting for 5%, generated by an installed base of 35GW.

Japan is the world’s third largest producer of solar PV electricity, the study found, accounting for 11.3% of the global solar PV total, supplied by an installed base of 56GW. The KWES report found Germany is the world’s fourth largest producer of solar PV electricity, accounting for 8.3%, from an installed capacity of 45GW.

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