In 2014, global investments in renewable energy increased by 17% to $270.2 billion. This was the first increase in investment for three years. And the trend was even more impressive in terms of capacity: last year a record of 95GW of wind and solar photovoltaic power was installed globally.
As stated in this Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015 report, renewable energy excluding large hydro accounted for 48% of new generating capacity installed globally in 2014, and the share of renewables in global electricity generation increased to 9.1%. Overall, this report underlines the increasingly positive role that renewable energies are playing in developing a low-carbon economy.