4th Edition - 2016

The IEA-PVPS countries represented 197 GW of cumulative PV installations together, mostly grid-connected, at the end of 2015, with 227 GW installed globally. Additional countries that are not part of the PVPS programme represent 30 additional GW. In total 227 GW of PV installations are producing more than 1,3% of the electricity demand in the world while the 2015 market reached at least 49 GW and most probably 50GW.

This report aims at providing a preliminary snapshot of the global PV market evolution during the last year.

Report Scope and Ob­jective

The “Snapshot of Global Photovoltaic Markets” aims at providing preliminary information about how the PV market developed in the last year.

IEA-PVPS collects information from official governmental bodies and reliable industry sources. Information about countries outside the IEA-PVPS network is collected through the industry network, industrial associations, IRENA and REN21. The information is condensed in this snapshot report in order to provide the best preliminary overview of global PV market development.