In 2019, Solar Installations Avoided CO2 Releasing More than 2.5 times Compared to 2018

The solar installations / PV globally through the end of 2019 stopped releasing 720 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. This amount was 2.5 times more than in 2018.

The global CO2 emission reached close to 37 million in 2018, however, solar power avoided releasing a tiny portion at that time. That was only 0.8%, less than 1%, of emitted CO2 from burning fossil fuel in 2018.

But, the good news is that this number increased in 2019 as well as the CO2 emission from burning fossil fuels did not substantially increase at that time. In other words, solar capacity through the end of 2019 resulted in stopping CO2 emitting by nearly 2%.

It is important to note that only in 2017, China, India, and the U.S produced nearly half of the total released CO2  to the Earth’s atmosphere.   


Source of Information:@IEA & @Solar_Edition



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