Renewables surge by 176GW in 2019

07/04/2020 10:52 Renewable

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The renewable energy sector added 176GW of generating capacity globally in 2019, slightly lower than the 179GW added in 2018, according to a new report.

However, new renewable power accounted for 72% of all power expansion last year, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

 

IRENA’s annual Renewable Capacity Statistics 2020 shows that renewables expanded by 7.6% last year with Asia dominating growth and accounting for 54% of total additions.

 

While expansion of renewables slowed last year, total renewable power growth outpaced fossil fuel growth by a factor of 2.6, continuing the dominance of renewables in power expansion first established in 2012.

 

Solar and wind contributed 90 % of total renewable capacity added in 2019.

Source: renews.biz

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