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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 (178)

  • Cormac Gilligan, Miguel de Jesus | August 15, 2018
    Many leading PV inverter suppliers are continuing to deal with key electronic component shortages and long lead times which is negatively impacting production schedules and profit margins.
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  • Dharmendra Kumar, Josefin Berg | August 14, 2018
    UPDATE: On 13 August India’s Ministry of Finance released a statement, which directs All Principal Chief Commissioner/Chief Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise & GST, not to charge Safeguard Duty for the time being. This statement has been released to be in compliance with interim directions issued by the High Court of Odisha in written petition number 12817 of 2018. This decision means that PV modules and cells can for the time being enter India without any safeguard duty. Importers are however requested to sign a letter that obliges them to retroactively pay if the government re-instates the duties. The temporary halt to the safeguard duties improves the outlook for those companies seeking tariff exemptions for awarded projects, and for manufacturing in SEZs (see below). Near-term it means that shipments already heading to India can be cleared without duty (for now). New orders will depend on the confidence that developers and manufacturers have in the government's ability to approve the requested exceptions. IHS Markit assesses that it will take at least a month for the issue to be settled.
  • Camron Barati, Josefin Berg, Cormac Gilligan, Maria Chea, Christine Beadle, Miguel de Jesus | July 20, 2018
    Intersolar North America is a leading trade show and conference for the solar and energy storage industries in the United States. After attending the show, the IHS Markit Solar and Energy Storage analyst team has summarized some major findings from the event.
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Reports View All (44)

  • Josefin Berg, Susanne von Aichberger, Maria Chea | August 21, 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 | August 21, 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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  • Camron Barati | July 05, 2018
    IHS Markit carried out the research for its report on PV structural balance of system (SBoS) equipment in North America over a period of six months. This report provides market sizes, forecasts and supplier market shares ... .
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Data View All (15)

  • Christine Beadle | August 02, 2018
    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 | August 02, 2018
    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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  • Cormac Gilligan, Miguel de Jesus | July 23, 2018
    The PV Inverter Market Tracker is the only detailed and reliable assessment of the global market for solar inverters. The tracker provides new forecasts and supplier market shares for the global inverter market every quarter, highlighting the opportunities and challenges that will face inverter makers over the next 5-10 years.
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Presentations View All (18)

  • 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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  • Milan, Italy
    Josefin Berg | June 28, 2018
    On 5 June 2018, IHS Markit analyst Aurore Penillard from the Power and Renewables group attended the Solarplaza event “Solar Market Parity EU”, in Milan.
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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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