Renewable Energy Statistics For 2017 | Franck Energy

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Nearly 90% of new power in Europe was from renewable sources in 2016.

Source: The Guardian

By 2016, renewable capacity in place was enough to supply over 23% of global electricity.

Source: Ren21

Global capacity of glazed and unglazed solar thermal collectors rose by over 6% in 2015.

Source: Ren21

About 70 countries worldwide had off-grid solar PV capacity installed or had supporting programmes in place by 2016.

Source: Ren21

Global new investment in renewable power and fuels climbed to a record $285.9 billion in 2015.

Source: Ren21

By 2016, top countries for renewable electric capacity were China, USA, Brazil, Germany, and Canada.

Source: Ren21

Low global oil prices resulted in a slowdown for renewable energy heating and cooling during 2015.

Source: Ren21

Bioenergy accounted for over 90% of modern renewable heat generation in 2015.

Source: Ren21

Solar power generation saw a 33% growth by the start of 2016.

Source: BP Global

Developing economies have surged ahead of developed countries for total new renewable energy investment.

Source: FS-UNEP Centre

Renewable energy (excluding large hydro) made up 53.6% of new power generating capacity installed in 2015; a first-time majority.

Source: FS-UNEP Centre

Hydropower is the leading renewable source for electricity generation, supplying 71% of all renewable electricity.

Source: World Energy Council

Global wind power generation reached 432 GW in 2015; 7% of total global power generation capacity. A record of 63 GW was added in 2015 and total investment in the global wind sector was $109 billion

Source: World Energy Council

Total investment in the global wind sector has reached a record level of $109.6 billion.

Source: World Energy Council

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