Thursday, February 16, 2017
U.S. Solar installation in 2016 -- up 95% over 2015 -- total 14.6GW ... Japan off 20% to 8.6GW
So if China had a HUGE years with 34GW new solar installed, at least the U.S. was no slouch, with 14.6GW.
As for Japan, based on the METI feed-in tariff statistics installations have been gradually tapering off over the past 12 months (at least through October 2016, the latest data METI has made available). RTS puts Japan 2016 installations at 8.6GW, down from 10.6GW in 2015. The bloom is off the rose.