Frank Xie

Frank Xie

As the senior solar research analyst with IHS Solar in China, Frank Xie focuses on areas such as PV inverters, energy storage, system integration and PV demand. He is a well-known PV industry expert and has spoken at many high level events including SNEC, SolarCon, Intersolar China and Renewable Energy India, sharing perspectives about the global PV industry outlook.

As an important member of IHS Solar team in Asia, Frank publishes annual reports on China's PV inverter market and Japan's PV market. He is also contributing to ad-hoc IHS Solar annual reports on global PV inverters, PV EPC/integrators, and quarterly PV installations. Since 2013, Frank also started to cover grid-connected energy storage devices. 

Frank started his career as an industry analyst in 2005, when he was a chemical and energy industry research manager at Frost & Sullivan.

Frank holds a BA degree in English from Sichuan University. He is based in the IHS Shanghai office.


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PV Market Trend Survey - China - October 2016

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Proposed cut to China's FiT to reignite short-term demand for PV

The Chinese Government is expected to approve changes to its national solar feed-in tariff (FiT) which have the potential to dramatically reshape the near-term outlook for the market. Given the significance of China to both global and supply demand, the final outcome of this policy will have significant impacts on the entire industry.

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China installs 18.6 GW of systems in 2015, but part of that may never be able to connect

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) reported that 15.1 GW of PV systems were connected to the grid in 2015; however, because of long grid-connection delays, IHS believes that there were many completed projects that were not connected to the grid during the year, and that the information from the NEA does not correspond to the actual amount of completed installations.

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