The increase in global renewable energy in the year 2020 was way faster than the previous two decades. The Internal Energy Agency shared a report (as shown in the infographic), reveals that renewable energy was added by an incredible 278 gigawatts of energy which is a 45 percent increase since 1999. Also, this was the largest ever increase in renewable energy since then.
The Covid-19 pandemic restrictions are highly responsible for the growth of renewable energy in 2020 however, in 2021, the addition in renewable energy capacity is predicted to keep on growing with 270 gigawatts. Whereas, for 2020, around 280 gigawatts of renewable energy addition is expected.
China and Vietnam alone make 80 percent of total global annual installations between the year 2019 and 2020.
Infographic by: Statista.com