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Offers detailed and insightful analysis on the downstream solar market. The wide-ranging research—covering solar system installation, PV market potential, and impactful government policies—is designed to provide the most comprehensive market intelligence into this rapidly developing industry.
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  • Jessica Jin, Sam Wilkinson, Wade Shafer, Ash Sharma | November 24, 2015
    IHS solar analysts produce short reports addressing the impact of new market developments, hot topics, and major announcements. These market briefs are produced throughout the year and are included in IHS Solar Intelligence Services.
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  • Cormac Gilligan | October 30, 2015
    This report is the fourth IHS survey of PV inverter customers and was conducted for PV inverter suppliers to gain knowledge and insight into the requirements and opinions of their customers.
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  • Sam Wilkinson | October 30, 2015
    This report is IHS second survey of PV module customers and was conducted for PV module suppliers to gain knowledge and insight into the requirements and opinions of their customers.
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  • Ash Sharma, Josefin Berg | November 23, 2015
    In this quarterly service, IHS examines the high-growth potential of PV deployment in markets that have yet to emerge, explores business models and assesses market attractiveness. The analysis combines capabilities...
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  • ​Christine Beadle | November 03, 2015
    The Solar Deal Tracker offers comprehensive database coverage of downstream project activity in key end-markets globally.
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  • Ash Sharma, Lauren Cook | September 30, 2015
    The IHS PV Demand Market Tracker provides forecasts and analysis for installed PV capacity in almost 50 countries. The tracker is updated at least quarterly to provide the most up-to-date projections for each market...
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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.
  • Icon Senior Analyst, Solar Demand
    Wade Shafer is a senior analyst for the IHS solar research group. He focuses his research on the North American downstream PV industry and policy environment.
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