Three of top solar leaders are BRICS members

Three of top global leaders in solar energy growth are BRICS members

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), in 2023 China commissioned as much solar energy generation as the entire world did in 2022.

China, USA, India and Brazil collectively accounted for 75% of global solar growth last year. For the 19th consecutive year solar energy has maintained its status as the fastest-growing electricity source worldwide.

India has surpassed Japan to become the world’s 3rd largest solar power generator, ranked after China and the USA. It has climbed from the 9th rank in 2015, according to a report from global energy think tank Ember, which said that India saw the world’s fourth-largest increase in solar generation in 2023 (+18 TWh), behind China (+156 TWh), the United States (+33 TWh) and Brazil (+22 TWh).

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