Solar energy is good

According to an interview with Reuters, the European Photovoltaic Industry Association says that about 16 GW of new solar pv power were added throughout the globe last year.

This is a little more than double the growth seen in 2009, which saw around 7.2 GW added worldwide. About 13 GW of the world’s solar PV was installed in Europe last year (mostly in Germany and Italy). Japan installed 1 GW, the United States reached 0.8 GW, and China followed close behind with 0.4 GW. With 2010 figures, solar PV power skyrocketed to roughly 40 GW – up 70 percent from almost 23 GW in 2009.