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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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  • Julian Jansen, Camron Barati | June 11, 2018
    On 31st May 2018, electric utility Nevada Energy announced plans to offer six contracts for solar PV projects for a total 1 GWac. Half of the solar projects are to be paired with battery energy storage representing 100 MW / 400 MWh of energy capacity. The announcement signifies Nevada Energy’s next wave of renewable energy deployments that will help the state of Nevada achieve a 25% renewable portfolio standard (RPS) by 2025. Across the United States, the rise of solar plus storage projects illustrates their pivotal role in driving both solar and storage deployment as renewable penetration increases.
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  • Edurne Zoco | June 08, 2018
    Although photovoltaic (PV) industry fundamentals remain solid, recent solar industry policy changes in China will lead to overproduction, price declines and market consolidation.
  • Holly Hu, Josefin Berg | June 07, 2018
    On 31 May 2018, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Ministry of Finance (MOF), and National Energy Administration (NEA) published a notice with the aim to curb escalating feed-in tariff payments by restricting the amount of new PV installations under national subsidy schemes. The immediate impact is to bring the Chinese PV market to a halt, curbing the distributed PV (DPV) and ground-mount projects that aimed to secure the 2018 FiT levels. DPV projects installed after 2018 will have to rely fully on the benefits of self-consumption and any local support mechanisms. Ground-mount projects not able to complete under 2017 quota within June will have to wait until 2019 to secure possible new revenues, depending on future policy decisions. The following slides outline the impact that these changes will have on 2018 PV installations in China and the rest of the World.
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  • Dharmendra Kumar, Cormac Gilligan | June 19, 2018
    This is the first edition of the IHS Markit report on the India PV inverter industry, providing detailed forecasts and analysis of demand for PV inverters in India, and a comprehensive review of the challenges that face PV inverter suppliers in India.
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  • Asia Pacific growth takes the floating PV market from niche to mainstream
    Christine Beadle | June 15, 2018
    This topical report is published within the Downstream PV Intelligence Service. Data sources include official country and company statistics, targets and publications, as gathered by regional analysts.
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  • Jessica Jin, Holly Hu | May 27, 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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  • Susanne von Aichberger | June 19, 2018
    IHS Markit’s revamped PV Installations Tracker (previously PV Demand Market Tracker) provides forecasts and analysis for installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity in more than 30 countries.
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  • Susanne von Aichberger | June 15, 2018
    IHS Markit’s revamped PV Installations Tracker – Premium (previously PV Demand Market Tracker) provides forecasts and analysis for installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity in more than 70 countries.
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  • Christine Beadle | June 04, 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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  • 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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