Photovoltaic growth: reality versus projections of the International Energy Agency – the 2017 update (by Auke Hoekstra)


0 auke hoekstraUpdate for 2017: the IEA is once again predicting the solar industry will stop growing. As you can see in the updated graph, yearly additions are still increasing rapidly but again the prediction of the IEA is flat. Fortunately many sources are noticing this or using “my” method for showing how far the IEA is off the mark. Examples herehere, here, here, herehere, here, here and here. I hope the criticism will grow exponentially until the IEA learns.

This is a guest blog by Auke Hoekstra, senior adviser electric mobility at the Eindhoven University of Technology and developer of agent-based models for electric vehicles and renewable energy adoption. You can contact him at or @aukehoekstra.

IEA prediction 2017 updateI posted a graph on Twitter illustrating the disconnect between historic projections regarding solar panels and actual developments. It was widely retweeted but people wanted…

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