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Renewable Capacity Statistics 2021

This data set, updated yearly, tracks renewable power generation capacity over the preceding decade (2011-2020) in comprehensive trilingual tables.


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The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) produces comprehensive statistics on a range of topics related to renewable energy. This publication presents renewable power generation capacity statistics for the past decade (2011-2020) in trilingual tables.

See the latest Renewable Capacity Highlights.

Data sets are also available in French (Français) and Spanish (Español).

Renewable power generation capacity is measured as the maximum net generating capacity of power plants and other installations that use renewable energy sources to produce electricity. For most countries and technologies, the data reflects the capacity installed and connected at the end of the calendar year. Data has been obtained from a variety of sources, including an IRENA questionnaire, official national statistics, industry association reports, other reports and news articles.

IRENA gratefully acknowledges the support of national correspondents, national and international industry associations for their help in compiling this dataset.

The previous edition spanned the years 2010 - 2019.

The complete dataset from the year 2000 onwards is available for download on Data and Statistics web pages.