In 2020, renewable generating capacity expanded by far more than in recent years, well above the long term trend. Most of the expansion occurred in China and, to a lesser extent, the United States. Most other countries continued to increase renewable capacity at a similar rate to previous years. At the end of 2020, global renewable generation capacity amounted to 2 799 GW. Renewable generation capacity increased by 260 GW (+10.3%) in 2020. Solar energy continued to lead capacity expansion, with an increase of 127 GW (+22%), followed closely by wind energy with 111 GW (+18%). Hydropower capacity increased by 20 GW (+2%) and bioenergy by 2 GW (+2%). Geothermal energy increased by 164 MW. Solar and wind energy continued to dominate renewable capacity expansion, jointly accounting for 91% of all net renewable additions in 2020.
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