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Major, multiple factors are at play in the solar energy sector. The demand for high-efficiency solar modules 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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Analyst Insights View All (195)

  • Cormac Gilligan | February 15, 2019
    This whitepaper examines the biggest trends and most important developments that are shaping the global 1500V PV inverter market.
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  • Susanne Cumberland, Cormac Gilligan | February 13, 2019
    Highlights • In recent years, smart meter and photovoltaic (PV) inverter suppliers involved in the new energy transition have been rapidly developing new internet of things (IoT) software platforms to create new revenue sources. • Within smart metering, a key indicator for IoT adoption is advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) – over 80 percent of the communicating meters forecast to be shipped in 2019 will be enabled with AMI solutions. • More than 11 million PV inverters will be shipped in 2019 alone, most will be connected to a software platform and controlled by the inverter companies.
  • Maria Chea | February 11, 2019
    On 1 February, Mexico's Secretariat of Energy (SENER) announced the cancellation of the planned fourth energy auction, confirming IHS Markit’s prediction that the administration would break with the previous administration and end the continuity of power auctions.  The decision generates uncertainty for the PV project development beyond 2020 and may delay the country’s renewable energy goals. Developers and investors will now have to look for alternative investment paths to fill the void left by tenders. Moreover, the cancellation will affect the Clean Energy Certificate (CEL) market and may delay the clean energy goals Mexico had set for itself. On the upside, the distributed generation segment could see a sharper increase in installations through 2023.


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Offers comprehensive tracking and analysis of the downstream PV market. Market trackers as well as online project and integrator trackers cover solar system installations, market potential, and impactful government policies driving downstream solar activity around the world.
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Detailed analysis and tracking of global PV supply and demand. Four market trackers give access to all aspects of supply, demand, prices, capacity, equipment spending, suppliers, technology roadmaps, and much more.
This Service provides current and credible forecasts and analysis for installed PV capacity in North America, O&M and EPC coverage, as well as tracking and analysing project activity and Balance of System suppliers in North America. The research also includes detailed analysis of the supply chain, with coverage including module and inverter data.
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Reports View All (52)

  • Josefin Berg, Susanne von Aichberger, Maria Chea | February 22, 2019
    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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  • Camron Barati, Maria Chea, Josefin Berg, Cormac Gilligan | February 13, 2019
    The US PV Market State Profiles are published as part of the North America Solar and Premium Solar Intelligence Services to provide dedicated studies on the market situation for photovoltaic (PV) systems in individual markets within the United States.
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  • Jessica Jin, Holly Hu | February 07, 2019
    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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Data View All (16)

  • Christine Beadle | February 04, 2019
    IHS is pleased to announce the new online Solar Deal Tracker. We have given the platform a major overhaul to improve usability for subscribers. You will now be able to download your custom set of project data directly from this site.
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  • Christine Beadle | February 04, 2019
    The Solar Deal Tracker North America offers comprehensive database coverage of the region’s downstream project activity. This frequently updated database provides detailed information for both completed and planned projects. ...
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  • Josefin Berg | January 28, 2019
    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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Presentations View All (19)

  • Solar & Storage Finance USA Conference, New York
    Cormac Gilligan | November 02, 2018
    Presented at the Solar and Storage Finance USA Conference in New York, this presentation provides an overview of the outlook for solar and energy storage in the United States and globally.
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  • New markets & innovation to continue the PV tracker market boom
    Camron Barati | July 16, 2018
    This presentation provides an overview of the PV tracker market in the United States. Key topics addressed in the presentation include the identification of key US markets for ground-mounted PV, the breakdown of the ground-mounted PV market in the United States by mounting type...
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  • Progress update on the global ESS market
    Julian Jansen | July 10, 2018
    This presentation provided a summary of the IHS Markit global outlook for energy storage. It further evaluated the major trends shaping the energy storage industry including supply chain constraints, emerging applications and the convergence with e-mobility.
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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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