Which county generated more solar power – the United States or China?

Grade level:  3rd- 5th grades

Skills: Circle graph

Related environmental issues: Energy

The circle graph below shows five countries that generated the largest amount of solar power, electricity generated from solar energy, in the world in 2017.


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  1. What country generated the largest amount of solar power in the world?
  2. What percentage did the United States make up?
  3. What country generated twice as much solar power as Italy?
  4. Did China make up more or less than the rest of the world combined?

Sources: REN 21, 2018



Answer keys

  1. China
  2. 13%
  3. Germany
  4. more

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