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Solar energy: Upward trend worldwide

09 March 2017

Without a doubt, renewable energies are the cleanest alternative for the environment. They are present and above all they are future.

Countries around the world have become aware and are betting progressively, albeit on a massive scale in the acquisition of this form of alternative energy, as shown in the report "2015. A Sanpshot of Global PV "of the IEA-PVPS, which elaborates these studies from the official data provided by the governments and the main agents of the sector.

Worldwide, it is worth mentioning the installation of at least 48.1 GW with grid connection, which represents a 25% growth over the previous year. This figure makes it possible for us to consider 2015 as a year of success for photovoltaic solar energy globally. Within the notoriety that is acquiring the photovoltaic throughout the world, there are countries whose numbers break records as they are China and Japan.

Thanks to these two giants the Asian continent already accounts for 60% of the global solar market. 2016 was the year in which the T-Solar Group inaugurated its first photovoltaic solar power plant in Japan. Gunma, which is located in the city of Takayama, which is estimated to produce an energy of 34GWh.

The American giant is not left out of the big rebound of the sector in 2015. The United States grew to 25.6 GW, installing in this year 2015, 7.3 GW. The T-Solar Group contributes its grain of sand in this country with its central El Centro in California, which has an energy produced a year of 52GW.

 At the European level, the upturn with respect to previous years of Great Britain stands out, although it still has much room for improvement.

On the other hand, countries such as Italy, Greece and Germany have enough photovoltaic solar energy installed to produce, respectively, 8%, 7.4% and 7.1% of their annual electricity demand.

In the transalpine country, the T-Solar Group has a total of eight solar photovoltaic power stations.

A curious fact is the growth in installation of 2015 compared to 2014 is the sidereal increase of countries such as Turkey and Denmark.

These two countries grew 400% and 200% respectively over the previous year, although their figures do not put them at the top of production.

Another country that deserves special mention is India. This country installed in about 2GW in 2015. This data shows a very positive scenario for this huge country, which according to IEA-PVPS will become one of the leading markets for photovoltaic solar energy. The T-Solar Group's plants in India are Osiyan (in the province of Rajasthan) and Guajarat, producing an estimated 8.5 GWh per year and 19.4 GWh per year.

Finally, reference should be made to the new pleiade of countries that are incorporated into the photovoltaic market, even though their representation is scarce. This conglomerate represents and symbolizes the progress and growth of the sector worldwide. Highlights include Korea, Pakistan, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, South Africa, Algeria, Egypt, the Philippines and Taiwan, which already have stable solar markets

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