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Extensive coverage of the power and energy technology markets, encompassing solar energy, energy storage, smart utilities, power supplies and wind.


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Julian Jansen, Youmin Rong, Ph.D., Camron Barati | August 21, 2019
Under articles Section 301 of United States trade policy, the United States is set to introduce 10% tariffs on approximately $300 billion of Chinese imports by the end of 2019, including lithium-ion batteries. While tariffs for some products will be delayed until 15 December 2019, tariffs for lithium-ion batteries are to begin 1 September 2019. Because of these tariffs and others already implemented, including 25% on imported power conversion systems (PCS) and battery materials such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, and other metals, the cost of battery energy storage in the United States is projected to increase. Integrators using Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) batteries will be especially affected, due to China’s market share of the global supply chain for such products. Because raw materials are also targeted, the smaller domestic manufacturing base of lithium-ion batteries could also remain affected.
Mike Longson , Julian Jansen | August 15, 2019
Key policy announcements in July: United Kingdom regulator, Ofgem, is aiming to change generation licensing to eradicate the double-charging of storage assets. This will be achieved by the addition of a formal definition of energy storage to the regulatory framework and requiring information from the provider or operator of energy storage systems. New York utilities, Consolidated Edison (ConEd) and subsidiary Orange and Rockland (O&R) has issued a joint Request for Proposals (RFP) to procure 310 MW of energy storage. The utilities will be splitting the capacity 300 MW to ConEd and the remaining 10 MW to O&R. As part of the RFP the contracted systems must be installed and operational by the end of 2022.

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  • Global PCS market forecast to reach $800 million in 2023
    Cormac Gilligan, Miguel de Jesus | August 23, 2019
    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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  • Pressure grows on battery industry to ensure safety and sustainable industry growth.
    Julian Jansen, Youmin Rong, Ph.D., Sam Wilkinson | August 15, 2019
    Pressure grows on battery industry to ensure safety and sustainable industry growth. Following a number of incidents involving battery fires in electric vehicles, stationary energy storage and portable electronic devices, safety concerns continue to mount around the widespread use of Li-ion batteries
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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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  • Josefin Berg | August 23, 2019
    The PV Projects Pipeline Tracker is published as part of the Downstream PV Intelligence Service to provide the latest data on the pipelines of PV developers and EPC companies, as tracked by IHS Markit. The pipeline excel sheet and visualisation replace the section dedicated to PV developer and EPC pipelines in the Emerging PV Markets Tracker. For each major company, the tracker shows MW by completed, being installed, under contract and not-yet-contracted pipeline, specified for each covered country.
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  • Dinesh Kithany, Michael Markides | August 20, 2019
    Find quarterly data for the fast-growing wireless power market. The Wireless Power Tracker provides you with the full view of all different market applications within a single database, including consumer, medical, industrial, automotive and public deployments.
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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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  • Trends to watch in 2019
    Sam Wilkinson, Jessica Jin, Edurne Zoco, PhD, Cormac Gilligan, Youmin Rong, Ph.D. | June 12, 2019
    IHS Markit Energy Technology analysts hosted a briefing and workshop with a group of clients at SNEC PV Power Expo in Shanghai on June 5th 2019. Four different presentations were given highlighting key trends for PV, energy storage and batteries.
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  • A global perspective on how energy storage markets are developing in emerging economies
    Julian Jansen | April 26, 2019
    Senior Analyst Julian Jansen presented at the ESNA Webinar on emerging energy storage markets in April, 2019. This presentation provided a summary of the IHS Markit global outlook for energy storage. It further evaluated opportunities and challenges in emerging markets.
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  • CIREC Week April 2019
    Maria Chea | April 12, 2019
    Presented at CIREC Week on April 4, 2018, this presentation provides a high-level overview of the outlook for utility-scale solar in Latin America for the 2019 - 2023 period, with a focus on the Chilean PV market.
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    Sam Wilkinson is a Associate Director for the Solar and Energy Storage Research group at IHS Markit.

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