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Major, multiple factors are at play in the solar energy sector. The demand for high-efficiency solar models is rising. Disruptions are rocking the global PV supply chain. Monocrystalline technology is gaining traction. Energy storage opportunities are increasing. And governmental policy changes are underway.

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  • Cormac Gilligan, Lucas Beran | May 17, 2018
    Leading solar inverter supplier SolarEdge announced on May 9, 2018, its intention to acquire Gamatronic, a manufacturer of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. This move is a clear indication of SolarEdge’s plans to diversify its business outside of solar, and to expand into new large revenue industries with potential for disruption. This asset purchase agreement will enable SolarEdge to build a presence in the UPS market, which will reach nearly $8 billion globally in 2018.
  • Camron Barati | May 11, 2018
    On May 9 2018, the California Energy Commission (CEC) voted to approve measures associated with California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards that require solar to be incorporated with all new residential homes in the state starting January 1 2020. The standards have been designed to help California meet its goals for reducing greenhouse emissions and attaining a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) of 50% by 2030.
  • Josefin Berg | May 09, 2018
    On 8 May 2018, during the Q1 earnings call, SunPower announced that it would exit large PV project development and focus on the growing residential and commercial segments. The existing project pipeline is for sale, a process that was initiated when selling a 126 MW project in Mexico to Atlas Renewable Energy in the first quarter. The sale of SunPower's pipeline projects will reshuffle the competitive landscape among developers, in particular in the United States and Mexico.
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  • Josefin Berg, Susanne von Aichberger, Maria Chea | May 07, 2018
    Each PV Country Profile provides in-depth analysis on the latest PV market development in each country, including incentives, tenders and other drivers or barriers. The study reviews the competitive landscape as a complement to the PV Projects Pipeline Tracker and the Solar Deal Tracker.
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  • Jessica Jin, Holly Hu | April 30, 2018
    The PV Market Trend Survey - China is produced monthly and relies upon real shipment and installation data collected from suppliers and installers in the world’s largest PV market, in order to provide customers with a regularly updated and accurate check on its short- and medium-term development.
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  • Half-Cell, Shingle and Bifacial Modules
    Karl Melkonyan, Edurne Zoco, Jessica Jin | April 23, 2018
    This report analyses the current situation and future outlook of advanced PV module technologies such as Half-Cell, Shingle and Bifacial modules, which have been successfully ramped up to mass production levels. It provides historical data from 2017 and forecast data per technology type for the 2017–2021 period.
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  • Cormac Gilligan, Miguel de Jesus | May 23, 2018
    The PV Inverter Market Tracker – Premium includes a minimum of three forecast updates per year and a major annual update each June. On occasion, the premium report will also include unscheduled...
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  • Josefin Berg | May 09, 2018
    The PV Projects Pipeline Tracker is published as part of the Downstream PV Intelligence Service to provide the latest data on the pipelines of PV developers and EPC companies, as tracked by IHS Markit. The pipeline excel sheet and visualisation replace the section dedicated to PV developer and EPC pipelines in the Emerging PV Markets Tracker. For each major company, the tracker shows MW by completed, being installed, under contract and not-yet-contracted pipeline, specified for each covered country.
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  • Edurne Zoco, Jessica Jin, Holly Hu, Karl Melkonyan | May 04, 2018
    The PV Suppliers Tracker contains detailed data on the performance of leading companies in the PV module supply chain. It provides a detailed database of capacity, production, utilization and shipments for polysilicon, wafer, cell and module suppliers.
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  • Icon Research & Analysis Manager, Solar & Energy Storage
    Josefin Berg is a Research & Analysis Manager for the Solar & Energy Storage research group, where she performs market analysis of trends and strategies in the downstream part of the PV market.
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