What country generated the largest amount of solar power in the world?

Grade level:  3rd- 5th grades

Skills: Circle graph

Related environmental issues: Energy

The circle below shows the world’s five largest countries with solar power and how much solar power they generate in the world in the end of 2015.

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  1. What country generated the largest amount of solar power in the world?
  2. Arrange the five countries in order starting with the one that had the largest solar power.
  3. How many percent of solar power was generated by the five countries in the world?
  4. Combined with what country did the Untied States generate as much solar power as the rest of the world?

Sources: REN 21, 2016

*Solar power means electricity generated by solar panels.

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Answer keys

  1. China
  2. China, Germany, Japan, United States, Italy
  3. 19 + 12 + 18 + 16 + 7 =72 (%) or  100 – 28 = 72 (%)
  4. 28 – 12 = 16% (Japan)