In 2015, it only accounted for 1.05% of electricity generation, but at current rates of growth, solar will dominate the energy market in the next 10-20 years.
CO2 emissions will decline. The coal and oil industries are doomed. The solar revolution is coming sooner than people think.
* Just kidding *
It's much easier and safer to work with a broad spectrum of renewable energy as there the risks of failure have fewer consequences.
People die falling off of roofs installing solar panels, get chewed up by wind turbines, fall into dams, etc. all for nearly insignificant percentages of what a single nuclear plant can come up with. Coal and other fossil fuels of course are orders of magnitude more harmful.
That is why while solar power was increasing of 50% its share in total energy consumption didn't increase that much. Personnally I think photovoltaics aren't the way to go about solar energy, it is wasteful and inefficient. Solar energy should be used mostly to warm up houses without transforming it into electricity.
If solar makes up 1.05% of the energy supply and grows at 50% per year, that means every year it grows by 50%*.0105E = .525% of E every year.
Coal energy is currently growing faster, in raw numbers.
If the growth in solar energy remains the same relative to its share of the energy market, then it should eventually 'dominate' over coal, but as long as coal and other fossil fuels continue to grow as well it does nothing useful for CO2 reductions. Both are driven by rising energy demand; they don't supplant the other.
The good news is that the growth of fossil fuel energy should slow and then reverse as solar energy becomes the cheaper alternative, and it is price reductions for solar, not its growth rate, that mean solar will, hopefully, dominate in the next 10-20 years.
The writing is on the wall for fossil fuels - adapt or perish.
If you could tick off at least 4 things on the list chances are the country is on the quiz.
not socially acceptable in a densely populated island to have vast open cast mining, thank goodness.