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Maria Chea | September 20, 2018
On 29 August, Argentina's president, Mauricio Macri, announced plans to speed up the disbursement of a $50 billion Stand-by Arrangement (SBA) loan by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). His statements raised the alarm that the country was unable to finance itself, sending the emerging markets into a tailspin. On 31 August, the Argentine peso reached a record low of ARS 41 to the USD 1. The central bank responded by increasing interest rates to 60% The government is currently undergoing negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to redesign the SBA signed earlier this year. The currency crisis has negatively impacted financing and risks slowing down investment across multiple industry sectors in Argentina. As for renewables, even if the projects in RenovAr are shielded from currency and off-taker risks, these protections may not be considered sufficient for potential financiers.
Miguel de Jesus, Cormac Gilligan | September 10, 2018
Historically, both Enphase and SolarEdge have enjoyed success partly due to being “first movers” with their respective technologies of microinverters and power optimizers. Their successful sales execution and marketing, coupled with a boom in residential shipments in the United States and key global markets capitulated each company to occupy dominant positions in the module-level power electronics (MLPE) industry. However, in recent years, the intense price competition and challenging competitive landscape has pushed both companies to accelerate their pace of innovation and entry into new markets in order to maintain their leading positions and grow their business in revenue terms.

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  • Jessica Jin, Holly Hu | September 21, 2018
    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 | July 16, 2018
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    Julian Jansen | July 10, 2018
    This presentation provided a summary of the IHS Markit global outlook for energy storage. It further evaluated the major trends shaping the energy storage industry including supply chain constraints, emerging applications and the convergence with e-mobility.
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    Julian Jansen | July 03, 2018
    On 20 June 2018, IHS Markit Associate Director Vincent Ledoux-Pedailles from the Chemicals group presented at the Intersolar / EES Europe Conference in Munich, Germany. It addresses the questions of how the supply and demand of battery cells for the automotive and stationary energy storage industries is developing.
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