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End-to-end research on the global solar industry from polysilicon to policy. Projects, prices, technologies, market shares, and manufacturing are covered in detail to provide the most actionable information on the solar industry.
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  • Susanne von Aichberger | February 22, 2017
    On 31 January 2017, Germany’s Federal Grid Agency published that 441 MW of PV capacity were registered in December 2016. The main reason for the 140% month-on-month growth was the possibility to install landfill projects outside the tender scheme until the end of 2016. This brings the total added PV generation capacity in 2016 to 1.5 GW, and means that the FiT rate will be left unchanged. As for tender projects, the first round in 2017 was concluded on 8 February, and awarded 200 MW at prices as low as EUR60/MWh.
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  • Jessica Jin, Edurne Zoco | February 07, 2017
    After a very weak third quarter, polysilicon demand and pricing started to recover in the fourth quarter of 2016 after the proposed FiT cuts were announced in China, which triggered short-term demand in the largest solar market. Subsequently, polysilicon ASP on the spot market has been continuously rising since late October 2016.
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  • Josefin Berg | January 31, 2017
    On 4 January 2017, German utility RWE’s renewables branch Innogy finalised the acquisition of Belectric, one of the large German providers of solar engineering, procurement, and construction – EPC. The acquisition completes a year of acquisitions and bankruptcies in the solar EPC segment. In India, Tata Power acquired Welspun Renewables Energy.
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  • Sam Wilkinson, Frank Xie, Jessica Jin | February 24, 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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  • Camron Barati, Josefin Berg | February 17, 2017
    After a record year of over 14 GW of PV installations, dominated by 10 GW of utility-scale PV, the United States is set to uphold its position as one of the world’s largest PV markets also in 2017. The demand for utility-scale systems is however forecast to decline as the project development pipeline is replenished with projects targeting later completions as the ITC begins to step down from 2020 to 2022.
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  • Marianne Boust, Daniel Johnson | January 06, 2017
    This is the first market research report by on the global market and business case for off-grid solar and energy storage for rural electrification. This report provides the most detailed and up-to-date assessment of the off-grid rural market, regional trends, competitive landscape, supply chain and technology taking into account economic, political and social factors.
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  • Ash Sharma, Josefin Berg | February 21, 2017
    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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  • Cormac Gilligan | February 02, 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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  • ​Christine Beadle | February 01, 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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  • Solar Asset Management Europe
    Josefin Berg | November 17, 2016
    This presentation summarizes the secondary market for solar assets in Europe. It was delivered by Josefin Berg at the 2016 Solar Asset Management Europe event on 9th November 2016.
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  • BGS Solar Summit
    Josefin Berg | November 17, 2016
    This presentation summarizes the current status of PV in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the drivers and challenges faced by this market. It was delivered by Josefin Berg during the BGS Solar Summit 2016 event on 14th November.
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  • The Perfect Storm: The Next Solar Industry Shakeout?
    Edurne Zoco | October 13, 2016
    This webinar was hosted by IHS analysts on 11th and 13th October 2016 and discusses the causes and impacts of the oversupply situation that currently exists in the PV module supply chain, and how pricing, capacity, production and demand are likely to respond in the coming quarters.
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Analysts View All (19)

  • 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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