Solar Market China

China is the largest and fastest growing solar PV market. It alone accounts for more than 1/3 of all installed solar systems in 2015. The fact that this represents only 32 W per capita (for comparison, Germany has 491 W per capita) demonstrates the enormous potential of this market.


PV capacity


Total installed PV capacity (domestic + commercial, 2015):

43,530 MW (22.2% of global capacity, ranked 1st *)


PV capacity added in 2015:

15,150 MW (34.6% of global added capacity, ranked 3rd *)


PV per capita in 2015:

32 W


* Source: Snapshot of Global Photovoltaics market - Report IEA PVPS T1-29:2016


PV on commercial buildings


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