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Analyst Insights View All (85)

  • Josefin Berg | July 20, 2016
    IHS notes that M&A of photovoltaic assets in Europe have slowed down by 27% in the first half of 2016 compared with the same period the previous year. The United Kingdom remains the largest country for PV asset transactions, followed by Italy and Spain. The largest buyers of PV projects in 2016 include Bluefield LLP, Next Energy Solar Fund and Cerberus Capital Management.
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  • Edurne Zoco | July 18, 2016
    A preliminary decision has ruled in favor of Hemlock in a legal case against Deutsche Solar (a subsidiary of SolarWorld) for not fulfilling a polysilicon supply contract, with the potential for Hemlock to start enforcement process after July 22. Although the final amount is yet to be confirmed, the contract was said to be worth $770 million – an amount that SolarWorld has publicly stated that it does not have the provisions to pay.
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  • Susanne von Aichberger | July 07, 2016
    On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union. The UK will exit two years from the date of its formal notice to the European Union that it is leaving (under Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon), but the government has indicated that notification may not take place until 2018. For the photovoltaics sector, IHS projects that the referendum will have a direct negative impact on planned installations for the remainder of the year, further weakening a slowing market. In the long-term, the outlook for PV will depend on future national climate policy.
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Reports View All (19)

  • Preliminary Report
    Sam Wilkinson | July 06, 2016
    The IHS PV Inverter Supplier Scorecard addresses the market need for vendor evaluation based on objective data and metrics. The IHS methodology produces scores that tell a nuanced story of the vendor landscape, conveying each player’s strengths and challenges.
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  • Camron Barati | June 22, 2016
    This report reveals who the leading non-residential PV system integrators (EPC’s) and megawatt-scale O&M providers are in North America. The report includes market shares, rankings, company profiles and analysis, and forecasts for PV installations.
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  • 2016 brings challenges and opportunities for Chinese PV inverter suppliers
    Frank Xie | June 14, 2016
    The fifth edition of the annual IHS 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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  • Susanne von Aichberger | July 08, 2016
    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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  • ​Christine Beadle | July 08, 2016
    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 | July 08, 2016
    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.
  • 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.