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The global renewable energy market is experiencing rapid growth, driven by expanding policy support, increasing energy security concerns, surging energy consumption, and improved competitiveness compared to fossil fuel alternatives. These positive factors are overcoming challenges like rising interest rates, higher investment costs, and persistent supply chain issues.
Nevertheless, certain factors, including slow permitting processes, supply chain constraints, volatile commodity prices, and insufficient investment in grid infrastructure, act as restraints on the market's growth.
In 2022, overall renewable power capacity additions increased by almost 13% to nearly 340 GW. However, solar PV was the only technology that set a deployment record last year, with net additions of nearly 220 GW, marking a 35% increase from 2021. Expansions in China and the European Union alone accounted for over 85% of the growth in annual PV capacity additions.
Annual PV growth increased in all major markets last year except the United States, where it contracted by almost 15% due to supply chain challenges and rising costs. After solar energy, hydropower emerged as the next-largest contributor to record-level renewable energy expansion globally, driven by the commissioning of multiple large projects, mostly in Asia.
In contrast, wind power additions experienced a decline of 21% from 2021 to 2022, marking the second consecutive year of decline following record-level expansion in 2020. During that year, developers in China were rushing to complete projects before subsidies from the central government ended. In 2022, COVID-related restrictions delayed the commissioning of multiple wind energy projects in China, resulting in a drop in annual additions.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), global renewable capacity additions are anticipated to increase significantly by 107 gigawatts (GW) in 2023, marking the largest absolute increase ever and bringing the total to more than 440 GW. Notably, two-thirds of this year's projected increase in global renewable capacity is attributed to solar PV capacity, encompassing both large utility-scale and small distributed systems.
Governments worldwide are establishing renewable energy targets and implementing policies that indirectly foster the adoption of renewables. These policies encompass climate change initiatives, economic and green recovery plans, the phasing out of fossil fuels, and targets for achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. The impact of these policies extends to both the demand and supply sides of the renewable energy market.
These policies establish more favorable market conditions for renewables, fostering innovation, reducing costs and emissions, creating economic opportunities, and enhancing global energy security. Recent events, such as the Russian Federation's invasion of Ukraine and rising inflation, have prompted policymakers to prioritize energy security. This has resulted in many comprehensive policies across the globe.
Notable policy developments in 2022 encompassed the US Inflation Reduction Act, the EU's Fit for 55 and RePowerEU packages, Australia's Climate Change Bill, Japan's GX Green Transformation, and China's 14th Five-Year Plan. These policies underscore increased investments and expenditures on the energy transition.
The use of feed-in tariffs and premiums has been prevalent in supporting renewables, with various countries revising and reintroducing these measures. Net-metering policies provide incentives for self-consumption and the sale of surplus renewable electricity. Auctions and tenders have successfully attracted private sector investments, while financial and fiscal policies, such as tax credits and incentives, have been implemented to foster renewable energy adoption. However, adjusting auctions and tenders has proven challenging in the face of inflation and escalating costs.
Countries, through their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in alignment with the Paris Agreement, have articulated precise targets and commitments to diminish carbon emissions. These commitments serve as incentives for investments and prioritize the development of renewable energy sources. Policies oriented towards decarbonization indirectly encourage the utilization of renewables.
Asia-Pacific: The region currently leads global renewable energy installations, driven primarily by capacity additions in China and India. In 2022, China contributed to almost half of all new renewable power capacity worldwide.
By June 2023, China had surpassed its 50% non-fossil fuel energy target for total installed electricity generation capacity, achieving this milestone ahead of its scheduled year of 2025. China's success in reaching this target can be attributed to its aggressive deployment of renewable energy sources and also its wind turbine and solar panel manufacturing prowess.
Europe: In 2022, solar and wind power collectively generated one-fifth of Europe's electricity, surpassing gas for the first time. The energy crisis prompted by Russia's invasion of Ukraine has hastened the deployment of renewable energy in the European Union, compelling the bloc to swiftly diminish its reliance on Russian natural gas imports. Over the past 18 months, European countries have introduced a higher number of policy and regulatory changes to streamline permitting than in the entire preceding decade.
North America: The United States is at the forefront of renewable installations in the North American region. In 2022, the U.S. commissioned around 43 GW of new power generation and energy storage capacity, with renewable energy sources contributing approximately three-quarters, equivalent to 32 GW of the total installed capacity. Although still significant, this reflects a modest decrease from the 37 GW installed in 2021.
Solar power market is taking the lead in the global renewable energy landscape regarding capacity additions. Solar PV emerged as the sole technology that set a deployment record last year, achieving net additions of nearly 220 GW, marking a 35% increase from 2021. The substantial growth in annual PV capacity additions was predominantly driven by expansions in China and the European Union, contributing to over 85% of the overall increase.
Annual PV growth increased in all major markets last year, with the exception of the United States, where it contracted by almost 15% due to supply chain challenges and rising costs. Following solar PV, hydroelectric power emerged as the next-largest contributor to the record-level expansion of renewable energy globally. This was attributed to the commissioning of numerous large projects, primarily in Asia.
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