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Solar Energy Statistics

Solar Energy Statistics Data
Average solar panel size needed to power the average home 600 sq. ft.
Average cost of installing a 600 sq. ft. solar system $52,500
Solar energy share of global energy consumption 0.9 %
Average annual growth rate of global solar energy capacity 102 %
Amount of solar energy that hits the earth each year 8.2 Million Quads
Total quads currently used by the entire globe annually 400 Quads
Percent of earth that would need to be covered with solar panels to power it 0.0005 %
Barrels of oil saved annually by all solar energy users 75 Million Barrels
Tonnes of carbon dioxide saved annually by all solar energy users 35 Million Tonnes
Countries with the most installed solar energy in MW MW
Germany 9,785
Spain 3,386
Japan 2,633
United States 1,650
Italy 1,167
Czech Republic 465
Belgium 363
China 305
France 272
India 120
U.S. Solar Energy Production Statistics 2009 2000 1990
Number of U.S. manufactures 13 11 12
Solar panels shipped 10,511 7,948 3,645
Price per square foot $1.94 $2.09 $2.90
U.S. Photovoltaic Solar Production Statistics      
Number of U.S. manufactures 101 21 19
Shipments 1,282,560 88,221 13,837
Statistic & Data References
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Ecoworld
Date research was conducted: October 14th, 2015