Liechtenstein has once again won the SolarSuperState Prize in the category solar. The principality’s photovoltaic power per capita was the highest in the world at 620 watts at the end of 2017, according to a statement. Hot on Liechtenstein’s heels was Germany, where photovoltaic per capita was 510 watts.
In the category wind, Germany scooped first place, followed by Sweden. The countries notched up 670 watts and 660 watts of wind power per capita respectively.
Paraguay also won the SolarSuperState Prize, which recognizes countries that produce more renewable energy than they use. The South American country generated three times as much renewable energy as it used. Uruguay too won the prize for producing more than 100 per cent renewable energy every year since 2014 – despite the fact that its energy consumption has sharply increased at the same time.
The SolarSuperState Association is headquartered in Switzerland and every year honours states that have performed well for renewable energy. Its aim is for all states to produce renewable electricity within five years and to switch to renewable energy as soon as possible.