List of countries by electricity production from renewable sources

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This article is a list of countries by electricity generation from renewable sources every year. Note that most countries import and/or export electricity, so the percentage figures do not reflect the percentage of consumption that is renewable based.

Based on REN21's 2016 report, renewables contributed 19.2% to humans' global energy consumption and 23.7% to their generation of electricity in 2014 and 2015, respectively. This energy consumption is divided as 8.9% coming from traditional biomass, 4.2% as heat energy (modern biomass, geothermal and solar heat), 3.9% hydro electricity and 2.2% is electricity from wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass. Worldwide investments in renewable technologies amounted to more than US$286 billion in 2015, with countries like China and the United States heavily investing in wind, hydro, solar and biofuels.[1] Globally, there are an estimated 7.7 million jobs associated with the renewable energy industries, with solar photovoltaics being the largest renewable employer.[2] As of 2015 worldwide, more than half of all new electricity capacity installed was renewable.[3]

This list is based on US Energy Information Administration (EIA) statistics[4] where not otherwise specified.

Country Year Renewables as % of total
generation
Generation, all sources
(GWh)
Total renewable
(GWh)
Hydropower
(GWh)
Wind power
(GWh)
Biomass and waste
(GWh)
Solar power
(GWh)
Geothermal
(GWh)
Wave and tidal
(GWh)
Ref
Afghanistan Afghanistan 2015 86.1% 1,034 890 890 - - - - -
Albania Albania 2015 100.0% 5,866 5,866 5,866 - - - - -
Algeria Algeria 2015 0.3% 64,684 223 144 19 - 60 - -
 American Samoa 2015 - 163 - - - - - - -
Angola Angola 2015 54.5% 9,438 5,140 5,140 - - - - -
 Antarctica 2015 - - - - - - - - -
 Antigua and Barbuda 2015 - 330 - - - - - - -
Argentina Argentina 2015 30.7% 136,466 41,912 41,280 632
(Includes solar)
- 632
(Includes wind)
- - [5]
Armenia Armenia 2015 29.6% 7,392 2,188 2,184 3 - 1 - -
 Aruba 2015 17.8% 973 173 - 173 - - - -
Australia Australia 2015 14.4% 239,145 34,405 13,361 11,467 3,608 5,968 1 -
Austria Austria 2015 80.0% 56,940 45,553 34,919 4,561 5,190 883 0 -
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 2015 7.8% 23,300 1,813 1,621 5 182 5 - -
 Bahamas, The 2015 - 1,807 - - - - - - -
 Bahrain 2015 0.0% 26,776 1 - 1 - - - -
Bangladesh Bangladesh 2015 1.3% 55,504 714 560 4 - 150 - -
 Barbados 2015 - 915 - - - - - - -
Belarus Belarus 2015 1.0% 32,056 326 106 26 186 8 - -
Belgium Belgium 2015 23.8% 65,713 15,612 315 5,491 6,763 3,043 - -
Belize Belize 2015 95.2% 248 236 236 - - - - -
Benin Benin 2015 2.6% 312 8 2 - 1 5 - -
 Bermuda 2015 - 662 - - - - - - -
Bhutan Bhutan 2015 100.0% 7,732 7,731 7,731 - - - - -
Bolivia Bolivia 2015 32.5% 8,151 2,652 2,438 12 192 10 - -
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015 36.7% 14,969 5,496 5,495 1 - - - -
Botswana Botswana 2015 0.0% 2,789 1 - - - 1 - -
Brazil Brazil 2015 75.0% 568,650 426,638 356,146 21,630 48,802 60 - -
Brunei Brunei 2015 0.1% 3,948 2 - - - 2 - -
Bulgaria Bulgaria 2015 18.8% 46,267 8,706 5,604 1,450 272 1,380 - -
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 2015 9.9% 944 93 93 - - - - -
Burundi Burundi 2015 87.0% 230 200 200 - - - - -
 Cambodia 2015 47.7% 4,236 2,021 1,980 - 38 3 - -
Cameroon Cameroon 2015 77.0% 6,610 5,093 5,017 - 76 - - -
Canada Canada 2015 64.7% 647,045 418,679 376,838 26,184 12,776 2,866 - 15
Cape Verde Cape Verde 2015 30.7% 462 142 - 142 - - - -
 Cayman Islands 2015 - 624 - - - - - - -
 Central African Republic 2015 86.2% 174 150 150 - - - - -
 Chad 2015 - 215 - - - - - - -
Chile Chile 2015 44.7% 72,332 32,368 23,403 2,112 5,615 1,238 - -
China China 2015 25.0% 5,581,739 1,398,207 1,103,325 185,770 63,729 45,250 125 8
Colombia Colombia 2015 69.4% 67,256 46,649 44,385 60 2,204 - - -
 Comoros 2015 3.7% 54 2 2 - - - - -
Republic of the Congo Congo (Brazzaville) 2015 54.6% 1,676 916 916 - - - - -
Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo (Kinshasa) 2015 99.8% 8,852 8,837 8,827 - 10 - - -
 Cook Islands 2015 - 32 - - - - - - -
Costa Rica Costa Rica 2015 99.1% 10,725 10,623 7,986 1,080 179 3 1,375 -
Croatia Croatia 2015 68.5% 10,886 7,453 6,327 800 266 60 - -
 Cuba 2015 4.2% 19,119 801 48 20 703 30 - -
Cyprus Cyprus 2015 9.2% 4,283 396 - 220 51 125 - -
Czech Republic Czech Republic 2015 12.1% 77,830 9,454 1,779 563 4,868 2,244 - -
Denmark Denmark 2015 69.4% 28,393 19,713 18 14,133 4,958 604 - -
 Djibouti 2015 - 405 - - - - - - -
 Dominica 2015 25.5% 94 24 23 1 - - - -
 Dominican Republic 2015 12.2% 15,644 1,906 934 725 22 225 - -
 Ecuador 2015 54.1% 24,973 13,513 12,965 100 408 40 - -
Egypt Egypt 2015 8.7% 171,826 14,896 13,298 1,345 - 253 - -
 El Salvador 2015 58.4% 5,918 3,459 1,349 - 570 - 1,540 -
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea 2015 45.9% 425 195 195 - - - - -
Eritrea Eritrea 2015 1.0% 384 4 - 2 - 2 - -
Estonia Estonia 2015 16.5% 9,890 1,630 27 715 888 - - -
Ethiopia Ethiopia 2015 100.0% 10,341 10,337 9,577 760 - - 0 -
 Falkland Islands 2015 47.4% 19 9 - 9 - - - -
 Faroe Islands 2015 61.6% 307 189 133 56 - - - -
 Fiji 2015 46.2% 892 412 406 6 - - - -
Finland Finland 2015 46.3% 66,394 30,726 16,584 2,327 11,805 10 - -
France France 2015 16.8% 540,123 90,940 53,774 21,249 8,171 7,259 - 487
 French Guiana 2015 59.0% 830 490 490 - - - - -
 French Polynesia 2015 36.1% 626 226 225 1 - - - -
Gabon Gabon 2015 45.0% 2,045 921 909 - 10 2 - -
 Gambia, The 2015 - 240 - - - - - - -
 Georgia 2015 78.9% 10,605 8,369 8,369 - - - - -
Germany Germany 2015 31.8% 610,171 193,735 18,667 78,871 57,379 38,726 92 -
 Ghana 2015 52.2% 11,094 5,790 5,787 - - 3 - -
 Gibraltar 2015 - 195 - - - - - - -
Greece Greece 2015 29.7% 49,272 14,646 5,782 4,621 343 3,900 - -
Greenland Greenland 2015 67.7% 625 423 423 - - - - -
 Grenada 2015 - 200 - - - - - - -
 Guadeloupe 2015 3.4% 1,527 52 - 52 - - - -
 Guam 2015 - 1,623 - - - - - - -
 Guatemala 2015 61.7% 10,760 6,643 3,836 110 2,295 150 252 -
Guinea Guinea 2015 50.0% 1,000 500 500 - - - - -
 Guinea-Bissau 2015 - 34 - - - - - - -
Guyana Guyana 2015 - 1,000 - - - - - - -
 Haiti 2015 8.4% 980 82 82 - - - - -
Honduras Honduras 2015 43.6% 8,632 3,767 2,317 665 785 - - -
Hong Kong Hong Kong 2015 0.3% 35,755 106 - 2 103 1 - -
Hungary Hungary 2015 11.6% 28,708 3,321 227 671 2,302 121 - -
Iceland Iceland 2015 100.0% 18,558 18,554 13,541 10 - - 5,003 -
India India 2015 15.1% 1,294,503 195,242 120,270 42,790 26,542 5,640 - -
Indonesia Indonesia 2015 11.2% 221,306 24,797 13,604 4 1,134 5 10,050 -
Iran Iran 2015 5.4% 264,971 14,184 13,949 220 14 1 - -
Iraq Iraq 2015 3.9% 64,915 2,546 2,546 - - - - -
Republic of Ireland Ireland 2015 29.7% 26,638 7,923 798 6,573 550 2 - -
Israel Israel 2015 2.0% 60,445 1,214 24 7 68 1,115 - -
Italy Italy 2015 40.9% 268,939 109,962 45,018 14,706 21,826 22,588 5,824 -
Ivory Coast Ivory Coast 2015 17.5% 8,262 1,443 1,338 - 105 - - -
 Jamaica 2015 10.8% 3,899 422 128 125 169 - - -
Japan Japan 2015 17.4% 976,393 169,660 84,845 5,160 41,460 35,858 2,337 -
Jordan Jordan 2015 1.0% 17,883 183 52 123 6 2 - -
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 2015 9.3% 100,557 9,358 9,176 132 - 50 - -
Kenya Kenya 2015 88.2% 9,568 8,435 3,749 60 122 24 4,480 -
 Kiribati 2015 - 24 - - - - - - -
 Korea, North 2015 73.8% 13,413 9,900 9,900 - - - - -
 Korea, South 2015 2.1% 516,545 10,878 2,118 1,201 3,150 3,880 - 529
 Kosovo 2015 2.4% 5,759 139 139 - - - - -
 Kuwait 2015 - 63,843 - - - - - - -
 Kyrgyzstan 2015 85.8% 12,803 10,989 10,989 - - - - -
Laos Laos 2015 96.5% 11,460 11,060 11,060 - - - - -
Latvia Latvia 2015 51.5% 5,349 2,757 1,841 146 769 1 - -
Lebanon Lebanon 2015 2.8% 17,322 480 474 6 - - - -
 Lesotho 2015 100.0% 600 600 600 - - - - -
 Liberia 2015 - 300 - - - - - - -
 Libya 2015 - 35,450 - - - - - - -
Lithuania Lithuania 2015 48.1% 3,603 1,733 346 810 507 70 - -
Luxembourg Luxembourg 2015 65.1% 757 493 95 102 192 104 - -
 Macau 2015 - 904 - - - - - - -
 Macedonia 2015 32.7% 6,073 1,986 1,846 120 - 20 - -
 Madagascar 2015 59.7% 1,508 901 900 1 - - - -
 Malawi 2015 99.1% 2,120 2,100 2,100 - - - - -
Malaysia Malaysia 2015 10.4% 141,871 14,806 13,785 - 751 270 - -
 Maldives 2015 - 350 - - - - - - -
 Mali 2015 54.0% 2,175 1,175 1,169 - - 6 - -
Malta Malta 2015 7.9% 1,228 97 - - 7 90 - -
 Martinique 2015 0.1% 1,602 2 - 2 - - - -
 Mauritania 2015 23.6% 1,282 302 180 104 - 18 - -
 Mauritius 2015 23.8% 2,857 680 121 3 530 26 - -
Mexico Mexico 2015 16.0% 294,818 47,095 30,614 8,453 1,788 245 5,995 -
Moldova Moldova 2015 5.6% 5,742 324 305 2 15 2 - -
 Mongolia 2015 3.3% 5,192 170 - 170 - - - -
 Montenegro 2015 50.9% 2,897 1,476 1,476 - - - - -
 Montserrat 2015 - 24 - - - - - - -
Morocco Morocco 2015 15.7% 27,967 4,392 1,866 2,520 - 6 - -
 Mozambique 2015 87.0% 19,579 17,035 17,035 - - - - -
 Myanmar 2015 60.1% 15,482 9,305 9,305 - - - - -
 Namibia 2015 97.9% 1,519 1,487 1,487 - - - - -
 Nauru 2015 - 25 - - - - - - -
Nepal Nepal 2015 100.0% 3,493 3,493 3,461 - - 32 - -
Netherlands Netherlands 2015 14.7% 104,274 15,329 93 7,550 6,564 1,122 - -
 Netherlands Antilles 2015 20.0% 1,000 200 - 200 - - - -
 New Caledonia 2015 14.4% 2,814 404 340 64 - - - -
New Zealand New Zealand 2015 80.8% 42,912 34,689 24,292 2,333 620 33 7,411 -
Nicaragua Nicaragua 2015 51.6% 4,441 2,291 292 865 454 - 680 -
 Niger 2015 0.8% 499 4 - - - 4 - -
Nigeria Nigeria 2015 19.0% 29,830 5,664 5,661 3 - - - -
Niue Niue 2015 - 3 - - - - - - -
Norway Norway 2015 98.5% 142,381 140,240 137,306 2,515 419 - - -
 Oman 2015 - 30,793 - - - - - - -
Pakistan Pakistan 2015 33.0% 104,580 34,504 33,664 840 - - - -
State of Palestine Palestine 2015 - 475 - - - - - - -
 Panama 2015 66.5% 10,024 6,668 6,194 420 34 20 - -
 Papua New Guinea 2015 23.8% 3,620 860 860 - - - - -
Paraguay Paraguay 2015 100.0% 55,191 55,190 55,190 - - - - -
Peru Peru 2015 54.0% 46,646 25,206 23,474 595 907 230 - -
Philippines Philippines 2015 26.5% 78,638 20,875 8,578 750 367 140 11,040 -
Poland Poland 2015 14.6% 155,292 22,610 1,814 10,728 10,011 57 - -
Portugal Portugal 2015 49.8% 49,161 24,477 8,615 11,482 3,404 794 182 -
 Puerto Rico 2015 2.2% 20,321 440 201 239 - - - -
 Qatar 2015 - 39,009 - - - - - - -
 Reunion 2015 19.7% 2,616 516 500 16 - - - -
Romania Romania 2015 41.3% 63,024 26,031 16,467 7,060 524 1,980 - -
Russia Russia 2015 16.9% 1,008,360 170,077 166,313 150 2,819 335 460 -
Rwanda Rwanda 2015 50.0% 600 300 300 - - - - -
 Saint Helena 2015 - 10 - - - - - - -
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 2015 3.8% 208 8 - 8 - - - -
 Saint Lucia 2015 - 358 - - - - - - -
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 2015 4.3% 47 2 - 2 - - - -
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2015 16.1% 155 25 25 - - - - -
 Samoa 2015 33.1% 127 42 40 2 - - - -
 Sao Tome and Principe 2015 9.1% 66 6 6 - - - - -
 Saudi Arabia 2015 0.0% 318,036 1 - - - 1 - -
Senegal Senegal 2015 11.1% 3,673 409 339 - 66 4 - -
Serbia Serbia 2015 28.3% 35,458 10,018 9,979 1 28 10 - -
Seychelles Seychelles 2015 2.0% 347 7 - 7 - - - -
 Sierra Leone 2015 62.9% 175 110 110 - - - - -
 Singapore 2015 3.3% 47,483 1,551 - - 1,487 64 - -
Slovakia Slovakia 2015 23.7% 24,848 5,901 3,701 6 1,688 506 - -
Slovenia Slovenia 2015 30.5% 14,098 4,305 3,750 6 275 274 - -
 Solomon Islands 2015 - 90 - - - - - - -
 Somalia 2015 1.4% 345 5 - 5 - - - -
South Africa South Africa 2015 2.4% 230,590 5,553 793 2,270 310 2,180 - -
 South Sudan 2015 0.6% 310 2 - - - 2 - -
Spain Spain 2015 36.2% 264,197 95,660 27,656 48,122 6,532 13,350 - -
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2015 49.8% 12,711 6,327 5,909 340 57 21 - -
Sudan Sudan 2015 65.7% 12,685 8,336 8,336 - - - - -
 Suriname 2015 61.3% 2,190 1,342 1,342 - - - - -
 Swaziland 2015 53.6% 431 231 231 - - - - -
Sweden Sweden 2015 64.7% 159,289 103,067 74,734 16,268 11,968 97 - -
Switzerland Switzerland 2015 65.4% 64,070 41,922 37,879 110 2,814 1,119 - -
Syria Syria 2015 2.4% 16,829 409 409 - - - - -
Taiwan Taiwan 2015 4.4% 240,404 10,563 4,425 1,526 3,788 824 - -
 Tajikistan 2015 98.5% 16,977 16,731 16,731 - - - - -
Tanzania Tanzania 2015 35.3% 6,025 2,129 2,087 - 21 21 - -
Thailand Thailand 2015 9.0% 167,961 15,134 4,692 330 7,731 2,380 1 -
 Togo 2015 76.1% 79 60 55 - 5 - - -
 Tonga 2015 - 50 - - - - - - -
 Trinidad and Tobago 2015 - 9,682 - - - - - - -
 Tunisia 2015 3.0% 18,328 558 68 450 - 40 - -
Turkey Turkey 2015 32.9% 248,863 81,911 65,856 11,591 1,349 191 2,924 -
 Turkmenistan 2015 0.0% 21,185 3 3 - - - - -
 Turks and Caicos Islands 2015 - 220 - - - - - - -
 Uganda 2015 80.8% 3,235 2,615 2,615 - - - - -
Ukraine Ukraine 2015 4.6% 152,122 7,048 5,343 1,080 145 480 - -
 United Arab Emirates 2015 0.2% 119,743 297 - 2 - 295 - -
United Kingdom United Kingdom 2015 27.4% 318,150 87,083 6,238 40,310 32,972 7,561 - 2
United States United States 2015 14.0% 4,097,027 572,409 249,080 190,719 77,660 39,032 15,918 -
 United States Minor Outlying Islands 2015 - 620 - - - - - - -
Uruguay Uruguay 2015 89.1% 13,564 12,086 8,183 2,065 1,788 50 - -
 Uzbekistan 2015 21.5% 54,423 11,700 11,700 - - - - -
 Vanuatu 2015 9.1% 55 5 - 5 - - - -
Venezuela Venezuela 2015 64.9% 114,370 74,240 74,150 90 - - - -
Vietnam Vietnam 2015 37.9% 146,902 55,742 55,562 120 60 - - -
 Virgin Islands, U.S. 2015 - 679 - - - - - - -
 Virgin Islands, British 2015 0.8% 126 1 - 1 - - - -
 Yemen 2015 - 5,006 - - - - - - -
 Zambia 2015 97.1% 13,285 12,905 12,905 - - - - -
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 2015 54.0% 9,384 5,069 4,940 - 129 - - -

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