Last week, we published an article showing why the cost of solar is probably 2–100 times cheaper than you think. With so many people thinking that solar power costs much more than it actually does, one would think that no one is going solar, right? Well, with the advantages of solar power starting to get out there more, and with the cost of going solar beating the heck out of the price of electricity in an increasing number of places, solar power is growing fast in the US. For sure, this is just the beginning, but have a look at these solar power growth charts below for a quick look at recent trends, followed by more on the advantages of solar power.
This first chart shows US solar PV growth through 2012: