Even as the demand for residential solar PV systems in Europe has more than halved since the peak in 2012, the market is far from dead. Thanks to the sharp decline in module prices, and new support schemes across Europe, IHS Markit projects that the region’s residential PV installations will grow in 2017 to exceed 1.5 GW. As feed-in tariffs have been scaled back or even abolished, the drivers for residential PV now differ greatly between markets. This report takes a detailed look at the conditions for residential PV systems in 13 markets.
Senior Analyst, Solar Supply Chain
Susanne von Aichberger has been a market and technology analyst at IHS, formerly Solarbuzz since 2005. She is responsible for primary research and analysis concerning the photovoltaic industry, specializing in markets in Europe and the MEA region.
Senior Analyst, Solar Demand
Josefin Berg is a senior analyst for the IHS solar research group, where she performs market analysis of trends and strategies in the downstream part of the PV market.