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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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  • Dharmendra Kumar | November 22, 2017
    In June 2017, a group of Indian module manufacturers filed a petition for anti-dumping duties (ADD) against foreign PV module suppliers. Jupiter Solar Power, Indosolar Limited and Websol Energy has filed the petition with the help of Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA). In reaction to the petition, the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) opened an investigation in July against imports from China, Malaysia and Taiwan. DGAD has also released the list of suppliers who will be investigated during the on-going process. From China, it includes BYD, Canadian Solar, Hengdian, Hanwha Q Cells, JA Solar, Risen, Suntech, Shunfeng, Trina Solar, and Tongwei Solar. From Taiwan, it includes Solartech and Motech. From Malaysia, it includes First Solar Malaysia, Jinko Solar, TS Solar Tech, Panasonic Energy Malaysia, and JA Solar Malaysia. The investigation is expected to complete by mid or end of 2018. If the investigation results in increased module prices, many planned PV projects under low tender tariffs will be at risk delay, potentially slowing the growth of the market.
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  • ​Christine Beadle | November 16, 2017
    In 2017, developers have broken ground on 2 GW of utility-scale solar photovoltaics projects in Australia. Throughout the year, more than 12 GW of pipeline PV projects have been announced for Australia. Daily announcements on financing, EPC contractors and approvals show the pace of the market. This analysis provides an overview of the most active EPCs and developers in Australia at the moment.
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  • Maria Chea | November 13, 2017
    A team of IHS Markit solar analysts attended Brazil International Renewable Energy Congress (BIREC) in Rio de Janeiro. The following are some key takeaways on the Brazilian solar market from the event.


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  • Julian Jansen, Camron Barati, Sam Wilkinson | December 12, 2017
    This report provides a comprehensive review of the United States behind-the-meter commercial & industrial (C&I) energy storage market. The report helps subscribers understand the current market and future outlook of this fast growing energy storage segment. Specifically it provides current market data and regional forecasts, a comprehensive evaluation of federal and state policy drivers and barriers, proprietary techno-economic modelling highlighting the business case for C&I energy storage, as well as a thorough evaluation of the current competitive environment.
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  • Cormac Gilligan | December 07, 2017
    The growth of the energy storage market offers suppliers of inverters a huge growth opportunity, across a wide range of applications and regions. Many existing providers of solar inverters and industrial power electronics have moved to take a leading position in this growth market.
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  • Sam Wilkinson, Frank Xie, Jessica Jin | November 30, 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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  • Susanne von Aichberger | December 12, 2017
    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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  • Josefin Berg | December 04, 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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  • ​Christine Beadle | December 04, 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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