The IEA SHC annual statistics report, Solar Heat Worldwide, provides data from 58 countries, representing more than 63% of the world's population and over 95% of the global solar thermal market. The 2014 edition reports on 2012 data. With a growth of 9.4% in 2012, the installed capacity of solar collectors reached 269 GWth. The collectors provided 228 TWh of solar thermal energy, thus saving 79 million tons of CO2 emissions. The vast majority of the total 2012 capacity was in China (180.4 GWth) and Europe (42.8 GWth), which together accounted for 83% of the total capacity.
Authors: Franz Mauthner and Werner Weiss
Date: 1 October 2014
Original Source Link: http://www.iea-shc.org/solar-heat-worldwide
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