UNEF Annual Report 2018. 2017: The start of a new era for the PV sector. The international scenario

FuturENERGY November 18

IEA estimates for 2017 indicate more than 100 GW of PV plants worldwide. Growth was over 30% higher than in 2016 and by 2018 and beyond, this sustained and sustainable growth trend is expected to continue, thanks to the strengthening of already consolidated markets; to the new opportunities of emerging markets that need to progressively electrify their systems to cover both industry and communities; and due to large regions with severe environmental pollution that need to decarbonise their economies.