After a Slow 2018, IEA Expects 200 GW of RE Additions in 2019


After a Slow 2018, IEA Expects 200 GW of RE Additions in 2019

After stalling last year, global capacity additions of renewable power are set to bounce back with double-digit growth in 2019, to reach nearly 200 GW in capacity additions which will be driven by solar PV’s strong performance, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

The IEA expects renewable capacity additions to grow by almost 12 percent this year, the fastest pace since 2015, to reach almost 200 GW, mostly thanks to solar PV and wind. Global solar PV additions are expected to increase by over 17 percent.

Last year was the first time since 2001 that growth in renewable power capacity failed to accelerate year on year, largely due to a Chinese government policy change.

This highlights the critical role of governments for the deployment of renewables and the need to avoid sudden policy changes that can result in strong market volatility. Read More

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