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How much of the world鈥檚 electricity use is renewable?
And in 2021, the world reached a renewable energy milestone: Wind and solar power together accounted for a record one-tenth of global electricity use, reports a new analysis by energy think tank Ember.
Which countries use the most solar power in 2021?
These are Japan, Viet Nam, Mongolia, China, Hungary, Argentina and El Salvador. Solar generation grew 23% in 2021, while wind generation grew 14%. But power from coal 鈥?a fossil fuel that contributes to global warming 鈥?also rose 9% in 2021 to a new record high.
What are the top 3 sources of energy in 2021?
Nuclear energy and bioenergy stayed mostly level in 2021, while hydro鈥檚 share dropped. Together, those three sources were responsible for around 28% of global electricity. Fifty countries had more than one-tenth of their electricity coming from wind and solar in 2021, up from 43 nations in 2020 and 36 in 2019.
How many solar panels do we need to power the world?
Solar panels have become significantly cheaper in recent years, making them more accessible for people in remote areas. A new study has found we would only need 50% of the world鈥檚 rooftops to be covered with solar panels to meet the world鈥檚 yearly electricity needs.