Liechtenstein held on to its leading position in terms of installed photovoltaic capacity to come in first place in the SolarSuperState Association ranking. Denmark captured the top spot in the wind category.
The Zurich-based SolarSuperState Association released its annual SolarSuperState Ranking 2016, which ranks 197 countries in terms of installed photovoltaic and wind capacity.
Liechtenstein successfully held on to its leading position in terms of installed photovoltaic capacity (532 watts per capita) to once again come in first place. It was followed by Germany (2), Italy (3), Belgian (4) and the Vatican (5). If the top five stay inactive, then it is likely that they will soon be downgraded by Japan, which overtook several inactive European countries just as it did in 2015.
Denmark also held on to first place in installed wind capacity (875 watts per capita). Germany (3) and Ireland (4) both overtook Spain, which came in fifth this year. Sweden came in second. With the exception of Uruguay (9), the deployment of wind power in most countries in 2015 is still too low to reach the SolarSuperState target of 100 per cent renewable energy within five years, wrote the organisation.