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Josefin Berg
The UK solar strategy lays ground for a stable future - 13 GW of new PV capacity to be installed over next five years

The recently published second part of the UK Solar Strategy breeds optimism among participants in the UK PV market. However, the document remains vague on exact support measures to spur the commercial rooftop segment. Some key barriers are inherent in the nature of the UK real estate sector, such as the relation between tenants and owners, as pointed out in the strategy document.

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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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US to Dodge Solar Shortage This Year Even Amid New Antidumping Fines on Chinese Module Suppliers

A long-running battle in the global photovoltaic (PV) market between the United States and China over antidumping and subsidy charges could expand into higher solar costs, with wide-ranging ramifications for the U.S. if punitive tariffs are levied on Taiwanese cells.

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2013 PV Inverter Supplier Rankings: Asian Suppliers Tighten Grip as European Leadership Weakens

The number of Asian companies appearing among the world’s 10 largest photovoltaic (PV) inverter suppliers doubled in 2013, with four from China and Japan appearing within the charmed circle, compared to just two in 2012 and none in 2011, according to new analysis from IHS Technology.

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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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