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UK ranked 19th in installed solar heating capacity

September 14, 2007 8:39 PM
By www.iea-shc.org/publications/downloads/IEA-SHC_Solar_Heat_Worldwide-2007.pdf

SOLAR HEATING TOTAL INSTALLED CAPACITY BY YEAR 2005

TOP TEN in terms of MW installed

Country Total MW Population 000's Watts/Head Rank

China 52500 1315844 40 9th

USA 20559 298213 69 5th

Turkey 6300 73193 86 4th

Germany 5181 82689 63 6th

Japan 4900 128085 38 10th

Australia 3605 8233 437 1st

Israel 3360 58093 58 7th

Greece 2133 11120 191 3rd

Austria 2106 8233 256 2nd

Brazil 1890 186405 10 15th

REST OF EU

France 639 82689 8 16th

Spain 558 43064 13 14th

Italy 373 58093 6 18th

Denmark 256 5431 47 8th

Portugal 200 10495 19 13th

Sweden 195 9041 22 =11th

UK 141 59668 2 =19th

Poland 90 38530 2 =19th

Belgium 71 10419 7 17th

Luxembourg 10 465 22 =11th

Ireland 9 4148 2 =19th

It will be seen that Australia has over 200 times the installed capacity per head as compared to the UK, and even China has about 20 times