The five greater investors in renewable energy in the world

Meet five countries that invest in renewable energy in the world

The search for new energy sources that do not harm the environment has become one of the investment priorities in several countries. Clean energy are sustainable alternatives that can meet and move the economy.

According to the Institute for Energy Diversification (IDEA) in 2020, about 42.3% of total electricity generation will come from renewable sources. Read below the top five countries that invest in alternative energies in the world:


The country became the world’s largest producer of solar thermal power in mid-2010, with 432 MW installed. He is the second in Europe with greater capacity for energy generation with photovoltaic panels, which can produce more than 3,400 MW.

Currently, there are more than 16 solar projects under construction and 20 under analysis.

Spain also strides in wind energy production. It currently has projects that produce 727 MW and the installed capacity of wind generation exceeds 19,000 MW.


The installed capacity of clean energy generation in the country grew more than three times from 2004 to 2009 with Pelamis Wave Power, first park of power generation from ocean waves – from 1,220 MW to 4,307MW.

Renewable sources account for 17% of all energy produced in Portugal. This percentage, 56.6% comes from hydroelectric, 33% wind, 7.5% of the biomass and the rest of our photovoltaic, biogas and municipal solid waste.

Portugal aims to reach 2020 with 45% of all gross energy production coming from renewable sources.


China has the largest number of wind turbines in operation in the world (50%) and responsible for this were the high investments for internal projects. In the first half of 2010, Beijing has come to invest $ 10 billion in the sector; half of what the rest of the world together invested (20.5 billion dollars).

It is expected that the country gets to produce more 375 GW in 2020, with accumulated investment of 620 billion dollars.


The Indian government launched in early 2010, a $ 19 billion plan to generate 20,000 MW of solar energy by 2022. In order for the call National Solar Mission work, India has created a system that obliges the power distribution companies to purchase a quantity particular renewable energy, the Renewable Purchase Obligation (POR).


Renewable energy in Germany is 16% of total production. The German government expects this percentage to reach 80% in 2050, and tax incentives to achieve this goal are not few.

Clean energy in the country brings other benefits such as the generation of new jobs for the population, with 300 thousand jobs already created in the last decade.