Solar Photovoltaic A Rising Star
From Engineering News
While the global use of fossil fuels continues to grow by up to a few percentage points a year, solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity is exploding, driven partly by government policies but also by rapidly falling costs.
Data presented in BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy 2012 show just how spectacular the rise of solar PV capacity has been. The growth rate of solar PV installations worldwide has averaged 45% over the past decade, but accelerated to over 70% in 2010 and 2011.