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
Stefan de Haan is an associate director for the power & energy group at IHS, leading its research on the polysilicon, wafer, cell, and module markets. He is a founding member of the solar market research group and has built up the IHS Solar Photovoltaics Industry Market Tracker.