IEA and European industry anticipate surge in solar power deployment

Solar power is primed for 'spectacular growth' over the coming five years, while European firms expect to see the highest ever deployment of the technology next year

Solar power is primed for “spectacular growth” over the coming five years, while European firms expect to see the highest ever deployment of the technology next year as governments rush to meet their 2020 renewable energy targets.

Installations of solar panels on homes, commercial buildings and industrial facilities are set to provide 60% of an anticipated 1.2 gigawatts of renewable electricity capacity deployed globally between now and 2024, according to an IEA report published on Monday.

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