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Major, multiple factors are at play in the solar energy sector. The demand for high-efficiency solar modules 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.

Track all the trends and trajectories with our end-to-end research covering the projects, prices, technologies, market share and manufacturing for the most actionable information on the solar industry.
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  • Holly Hu | July 19, 2019
    On July 12 2019, China´s National Energy Authority (NEA) finally announced the 2019 solar PV subsidized projects by bidding process results, which clarifies the Chinese PV market. As discussed in the insight ‘Fog lifts over the Chinese PV market’, the total amount of approved projects under the bidding scheme determine the final demand for PV in China in 2019. After the latest announcement from NEA, IHS Markit reiterates its projection of 43 GW-dc for 2019 PV installations in China.
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  • Miguel de Jesus, Cormac Gilligan | July 09, 2019
    Fimer signs an agreement to acquire ABB’s solar inverter business on the 9th July.
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  • July 08, 2019
    India-based Sterling and Wilson ascended to the top position in the global solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) market in 2018, as the company’s PV installations more than doubled for the year.

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Capitalize on solar market shifts with relevant, reliable market research. This service features quarterly updated forecasts on the installation outlook for each market by system segment for the next five years and eight quarters. It includes trackers that identify the largest developers by region and provide data on +60,000 PV projects installed and under development.
Access essential information on the market for traditional inverters, microinverters and power optimizers. This service features market trackers and reports that detail supplier market share, shipments, revenues, pricing, policies and demand for over 20 countries, enabling comprehensive visibility into the global PV inverter market.
Identify near- and long-term opportunities across the PV module supply chain. This service features four core market trackers that provide comprehensive analysis of supply and demand for polysilicon, wafers, cells and modules, along with data on PV installations, suppliers, and manufacturing/equipment spending.
Gain a competitive edge with trusted intelligence on the full North American solar PV supply chain. This service features two proprietary market trackers – one that details the market by system and installation type, and another that captures all downstream solar projects and the companies involved with them.
Unlock business opportunities in the global PV market with end-to-end supply chain intelligence. This service provides forecasting and tracking of PV installations, PV inverters and the PV module supply chain, as well as detailed data on leading PV suppliers, system integrators (EPCs)/operations and maintenance providers (O&M) and solar projects worldwide.

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  • Josefin Berg, Susanne von Aichberger, Maria Chea | August 14, 2019
    Each PV Country Profile provides in-depth analysis on the latest PV market development in each country, including incentives, tenders and other drivers or barriers. The study reviews the competitive landscape as a complement to the PV Projects Pipeline Tracker and the Solar Deal Tracker.
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  • Jessica Jin, Holly Hu | July 29, 2019
    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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  • Maria Chea | July 26, 2019
    The report contains market share rankings for the end of 2018 based on IHS Markit's comprehensive coverage of PV projects and the supply chain. The market share estimates are based on the total PV capacity in the portfolio (in MWdc)
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  • Susanne von Aichberger, Josefin Berg | August 06, 2019
    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, Josefin Berg | August 06, 2019
    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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  • Edurne Zoco, PhD, Karl Melkonyan | August 05, 2019
    This bi-annual report tracks production, capacity and equipment spending of photovoltaic (PV) wafer, cell and modules, supply chain tool demand, technology roadmap adoption rates and more. The PV Manufacturing and Equipment Spending Tracker will also provide quarterly data on market shares for cell types and production tools.
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  • Icon Research & Analysis Manager, Solar & Energy Storage, IHS Markit
    Josefin Berg is a research & analysis manager for the Solar & Energy Storage research team, where she performs market analysis of trends and strategies in the downstream part of the PV market.
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