In 2022 renewables accounted for 40% of global power capacity.
Global renewable generation capacity amounted to 3372 Gigawatt (GW) by the end of 2022, and the stock of renewable power grew by 295 GW or by 9.6%, which is more than ever before, the International Renewable Energy Agency announced.
However, annual power capacity must grow three times the current level by 2030, if the aim is to keep the limit of global warming up to 1.5°C.
In Serbia's surrounding countries the numbers marking RES capacity in the period 2013-2022 show an increase.
Technology highlights (global insights):
- Hydropower: Renewable hydropower capacity increased by 21 GW (+2 per cent), an expansion consistent with recent years.
- Wind energy: With an increase of 75 GW (+9 per cent) in 2022, growth in wind power continued to slow compared to the previous two years.
- Solar energy: Solar photovoltaic (PV) power accounted for almost all the increase in solar power in 2022, with an increase of 191 GW in solar PV.
- Bioenergy: Expansion slowed slightly in 2022 (+7.6 GW compared to +8.1 GW in 2021).
- Geothermal energy: Geothermal energy increased by a very modest 181 MW.
- Off-grid electricity: Capacity grew by 1,237 MW in 2022 (+11 per cent) to reach 12.4 GW.
**The information in this announcement does not represent legal advice and is provided for general informational purposes only.