This data collection focuses on the solar PV and wind industries in China, Germany, India, Japan, and the United States (U.S.).

It provides a historical cross-country set of indicators that shows trends in industry development in terms of size, installed capacity, and jobs created (where available) between 2000 and 2010.

This collection emerges from a collaboration of five leading research institutions: World Resources Institute (WRI), Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), ├ľko Institut, Renmin University, and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), based in the target countries. Researchers at each institution reviewed and gathered information from domestic and international data sources to create a comparable set of indicators describing the development of these industries.

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