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.