ENERGY FROM THE SUN

International comparison

Information based on provisional data from January, 2023
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Spain ranks second in energy generated from solar technology and third in Europe in installed solar power capacity

With regard to solar capacity, Luxembourg is clearly the leading country with the highest percentage of installed solar power capacity, with a value of 48.2 %. Spain, with a share of 16.7 %, occupies ninth place, above the average of the ENTSO-E member countries, which on December 31, 2022 was 15.7 %. In terms of MW of installed power capacity, Spain is in third place, behind Germany and the Netherlands.

As for the contribution of this source with respect to total generation, Luxembourg is in first place, with 22.8 % of its production coming from the sun, with Spain in third place, coming after Greece and ahead of Germany. In terms of GWh generated, Spain is in second place after Germany, and stays among the leaders among Mediterranean countries.

Solar power capacity as a proportion of total capacity in ENTSO-E member states at December 31, 2022

Source: data from ENTSO-E Transparency Platform dated 26/01/2022. These data are based on the criteria of Regulation (EU) No 543/2013, encompassing units with an installed capacity equal to or greater than 1 MW and referring to the power capacity available for System Operation, and therefore differ from the data used for the specific case of Spain at the national level, which consider the total installed power capacity.

Solar power generation over total generation in ENTSO-E member states in 2022

Source: data from ENTSO-E Transparency Platform dated 26/01/2022. These data are based on the criteria of Regulation (EU) No 543/2013, come from real-time systems, and therefore differ from the consolidated data used for the specific case of Spain at the national level, whose origin is the measurement system.

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