Solar energy has become one of the fastest growing technologies in the global energy industry as a consequence of rising energy prices, volatility of fuel costs, and government incentives for renewable energy. Globally, cumulative photovoltaic (PV) solar installations reached XX,XXX MW in 2011. Europe was the primary location for PV installations. However, North America and Asia-Pacific are projected to be the regions that will have an increased installed capacity during the forecast period. In terms of revenue, the PV market generated $XX.X billion in 2011. This research service analyzes the global solar power market. Revenue and installed capacity forecasts to 2016 are included, along with the drivers and restraints for market growth. The study is segmented into photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) systems. Regional analyses also are provided for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World.