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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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Analyst Insights View All (144)

  • ​Christine Beadle | November 16, 2017
    In 2017, developers have broken ground on 2 GW of utility-scale solar photovoltaics projects in Australia. Throughout the year, more than 12 GW of pipeline PV projects have been announced for Australia. Daily announcements on financing, EPC contractors and approvals show the pace of the market. This analysis provides an overview of the most active EPCs and developers in Australia at the moment.
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  • Maria Chea | November 13, 2017
    A team of IHS Markit solar analysts attended Brazil International Renewable Energy Congress (BIREC) in Rio de Janeiro. The following are some key takeaways on the Brazilian solar market from the event.
  • Dharmendra Kumar | November 09, 2017
    Amid rising module prices and rock bottom solar tariffs in India, mergers and consolidations of renewable energy companies are taking place. Last year, Tata Power acquired Welspun Renewables, which became one of the biggest acquisitions within the Indian PV market. Last week, Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) announced the acquisition of Equis Energy, with important assets in India. Equis Energy is an Independent Power Producer (IPP) company. GIP will be acquiring 100% of Equis Energy for USD 5.0 billion, including assumed liabilities of USD 1.3 billion. The transaction is expected to be completed no later than at the end of Q1 2018. This is one of the largest acquisitions within the renewable energy industry to date.
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  • Sam Wilkinson, Frank Xie, Jessica Jin | November 07, 2017
    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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  • Camron Barati, Josefin Berg | November 06, 2017
    This report reveals who the leading non-residential PV system integrators (EPC’s) and megawatt-scale O&M service providers are in North America. The report includes details on company market shares and rankings, developer and project owner relationships, market trends, project pipeline analysis, and forecasts for PV installations.
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  • Edurne Zoco, Holly Hu | November 02, 2017
    The IHS Markit PV Module Suppliers Scorecard addresses the market need for vendor evaluation based on objective data and metrics. Our methodology produces scores that tell a nuanced story of the vendor landscape, one that conveys each player’s strengths and challenges. Based on actual data and metrics, the scores are made up of two overall categories: market presence and market momentum.
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  • Josefin Berg | November 10, 2017
    This report reveals who the leading PV system integrators (EPC’s) are worldwide, and presents details of their planned PV installation pipeline over the next 2-3 years. It is updated every quarter and includes...
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  • ​Christine Beadle | November 03, 2017
    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 | November 03, 2017
    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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  • Icon Senior Analyst, Solar Demand and Supply Chain
    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.
  • Icon 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.
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