This tracker focuses on the markets for polysilicon, solar wafers, PV cells and modules, and PV installations. It delivers independent analysis, accurate and fresh market data and informed forecasts.
Each quarter, updated market data is captured by company and country, and is used to build up a total market picture. The data includes changes to country/segment installations, production capacity, production, shipments, inventories, prices, megawatts installed and revenues. IHS also updates its forecast for a 5-year forward window based on this latest quarterly data. Since IHS tracks the entire value chain for PV, our forecasts are based on an integrated supply and demand analysis which facilitates a realistic view and scenario planning.
Associate Director, Solar Supply Chain and Energy Storage
Sam Wilkinson is a manager for the power & energy group at IHS, leading its research on the PV inverter, BOS and energy storage markets. Sam has also been responsible for researching the PV module and polysilicon supply chain, working closely with leading global suppliers to develop detailed analysis on these markets.