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Anti-dumping investigation could lead to supply shortages in the U.S. photovoltaic market

Starting in December 2012 and effective as of March and May 2012, significant countervailing and anti-dumping duties were imposed on Chinese crystalline (c-Si) photovoltaic modules imported into the U.S. market.

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Cormac Gilligan
Executing cost reductions and international expansion are critical to SMA Solar Technology’s future as global market share slumps

SMA’s full year financial results today enforced IHS’ previous predictions of a major decline in the European PV inverter market. IHS estimates that PV installations in Europe declined by 37% in 2013. This slump in demand ignited a severely competitive price war which led to European PV inverter market revenues declining by a huge 46% to $2.1 billion. Europe accounted for 33% of the global inverter revenues in 2013, compared to nearly 60% in 2012.

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PV Manufacturing Technology Report - 2014

‏This report studies the PV manufacturing chain in its entirety. It presents forecasts and deciphers where PV manufacturing technologies are heading. 2014 will mark the beginning of a new chapter in the PV industry. After the solar industry suffered overcapacity and massive price declines...

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Wireless Power Report - 2014

The primary aim of this report is to provide a detailed assessment of the market opportunity for wireless power to suppliers of: wireless power and charging equipment, conventional power supplies, power adapters, power semiconductors, and electronic end-equipment.

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PV Demand Market Tracker - Q1 2014

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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Energy Storage Company Profile & Project Database - Q1 2014

This report presents detailed information regarding all planned and completed energy storage system (ESS) installations and the companies that are involved in these projects...

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String Inverters Increasingly Used in Megawatt-Scale PV Projects; Chinese Products and Microinverters Gaining Acceptance

In a sign of their growing acceptance, string inverters are increasingly being considered in megawatt (MW)-scale photovoltaic (PV) systems, with over 40 percent of inverter buyers regarding them as suitable for use in systems larger than 1 MW, according to a new report from IHS Technology.

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China to Install More Solar than Europe in 2014 as Asia Drives Global PV Installations to 46 GW, IHS Predicts

Global solar photovoltaic (PV) installations will grow by a robust 22 percent in 2014, largely as a result of recent policy changes in the two largest markets, China and Japan, according to IHS...

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Ash Sharma
Ash Sharma

Ash Sharma is the Senior Research Director for the IHS PV Research Group overseeing the entire group’s activities in this field and leading a team of analysts based in the UK, US and...

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Henning Wicht, PhD
Henning Wicht, PhD

A well-respected technology expert and business leader, Henning Wicht has performed numerous syndicated and custom research assignments in microelectronics and photovoltaics...

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