Mercom has projected 10.5GW for 2017, well up from 9,812MW in its April quarterly report, and the 9,020MW projected in January.
Chile reached 1,840MW of installed solar PV by the end of May this year, according to the Chilean renewable energy association (ACERA).
The Philippines had 903MW of installed solar PV capacity under its Renewable Energy Law at the end of 2016, according to Department of Energy (DOE) figures.
Solar power produced 1% of India’s electricity in H1 2016/2017, according to data from Mercom Capital.
Experiencing some of the highest irradiation hours on the globe, Africa has potential to reach more than 70GW of solar PV capacity by 2030, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has said.
Chinese PV energy provider GCL New Energy installed 1.1GW in the first half of 2016, according to a filing with the Hong Kong stock exchange.
Global solar installations are expected to grow 43% this year, to 73GW, according to GTM’s latest report, ‘Global Solar Demand Monitor, Q3 2016’.
California is once again outshining other states in its solar progress – this time by reaching its customer-installed solar energy goal a year early.
China has set its 2016 solar installation cap at 18.1GW and took significant steps to address curtailment and encourage consolidation, according to leaked documents being widely circulated in China.
The US installed 107MW of large-scale solar in April, according to the latest figures released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
According to latest findings from Dutch statistics authority, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), the Netherlands’ cumulative PV capacity hit 1,485MW by the end of December 2015.
China installed 7.14GW of new solar power capacity in the first quarter of 2016, according to figures released by the country’s National Energy Administration (NEA). Total cumulative solar capacity in the country is now 50.3GW.