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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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  • Josefin Berg | September 06, 2017
    On 26 July 2017, Spain announced the result of the third renewable power auction to be held since 2016. The auction resulted in 3.9 GW of PV power projects, which was in stark contrast to previous auctions where wind power had been dominating. Awarded developers now have six months to present specific projects that will be built. Projects must be installed by the end of 2019, as this is the requirement for Spain to meet its 2020 renewable energy targets.
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  • Josefin Berg | August 24, 2017
    IHS Markit has made a significant upward revision to its forecast for installations in 2017, now predicting global installations to reach 90 GW – a 14 percent increase from 2016. The biggest changes are seen in China, where both positive revisions to policy support, a larger-than-previously-anticipated first-half of the year, and strong installations activity continuing into Q3 2017 have moved IHS Markit to raise its forecast for installations in the country to 45 GW in 2017.
  • Sam Wilkinson | August 23, 2017
    ​IHS Markit has raised its forecast for global PV installations in 2017, and now predicts 90 GW – a 14% increase on 2016. The largest changes have been made in China, which is now predicted to install 45 GW in 2017
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  • Sam Wilkinson, Frank Xie, Jessica Jin | August 25, 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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  • After record shipment in 2016, Chinese market will shrink by 9 GW in 2017
    Frank Xie | June 14, 2017
    This is the sixth edition of the annual IHS Markit report on the Chinese PV inverter industry, providing detailed forecasts and analysis of demand for PV inverters in China, and a comprehensive review of the challenges that face Chinese PV inverter suppliers.
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  • Camron Barati | May 31, 2017
    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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  • Cormac Gilligan, Miguel de Jesus | September 18, 2017
    The PV Inverter Market Tracker – Premium includes a minimum of three forecast updates per year and a major annual update each June. On occasion, the premium report will also include unscheduled...
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  • Camron Barati, Maria Chea | September 18, 2017
    The Solar Market Tracker- North America provides forecasts and analysis for installed PV capacity in the United States and Canada at a country level and at a US state level. ...
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  • ​Christine Beadle | September 12, 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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  • 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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