The WEC states that solar has a "big part to play" when it comes to slashing carbon emissions and a clean, sustainable future for the planet.
It may seem counter intuitive but Germany – not famed for its scorching temperatures – had 25 gigawatts of installed solar capacity as of 2011, according to the WEC.
The German government has placed a big emphasis on clean energy. In 2015, renewable energy accounted for around 30 percent of gross electricity generation, up from roughly 26 percent in 2014, according to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
Solar, together with wind energy, are described by the government as "the most important renewables in Germany's energy transition."