The graphic design team at Greentech Media (GTM) recently created the infographic above (click to enlarge). It summarizes key events and statistics from the U.S. Solar Energy Industry in 2011. There were some setbacks, including the Solyndra bankruptcy. However, the overall trend is very positive for solar, with PV system costs declining by 20% in a single year and an installation growth rate exceeding 100%.
Image reposted with permission from Greentech Media. Here is a link to the original article.