Solar Value Index: Global Rankings

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Show me the Solar Value Index in US dollars

Our Solar Value Index is an indicator of the economic value of solar power. It's computed by multiplying the utility rate in a country with the annual expected solar production from an average-sized (5 kW) residential solar photovoltaic system. Learn more.

Show me utility rates in US cents/kWh

Residential utility rates vary widely around the world. The rates are compiled from many sources including the OECD. Learn more.

Show me solar production per year in kWh

Solar energy production is determined by many factors such as latitude, local climate and elevation. We provide the expected solar production values (in kWh) for an average-sized residential system with 5 kW installed capacity in the table below. Learn more.

Click on your country to get more details on electricity rates and see if solar power can save you money.

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