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  • Sam Wilkinson | March 27, 2015
    SunEdison is a leading developer of PV systems, and its pipeline extends across nearly all major PV markets worldwide. It has developed several one-off microgrid projects in the past, but this represents the first major large-scale build out of off-grid systems. As a large proportion of India’s population has extremely restricted access to electricity, solar microgrids (combined with storage) offer an extremely compelling alternative to other options such as diesel generators or extremely costly extensions of grid infrastructure.
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  • Sam Wilkinson | March 26, 2015
    In 2015 (calendar year) IHS forecasts that Japan will remain the second largest PV market globally in terms of installations (surpassed only by China), despite only a modest increase in demand. The heavy FiT declines that have recently been announced, will have limited impact on the 2015 market size, as the strong demand for PV is largely based...
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  • Frank Xie | March 19, 2015
    China's National Energy Administration (NEA) announced on March 16, 2015 that the country's 2015 PV target would be set at 17.8 GW. This target is raised from 15 GW which is initially proposed less than one month earlier. Although there are no targets for overall centralized generation and distributed generation (DG) separately, a target is set for DG deployment in specific regions and provinces.
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  • Ash Sharma, Josefin Berg | February 20, 2015
    In this quarterly service, IHS examines the high-growth potential of PV deployment in markets that have yet to emerge, explores business models and assesses market attractiveness. The analysis combines capabilities...
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  • Josefin Berg, Lauren Cook | February 08, 2015
    This report reveals who the leading PV system integrators (EPC’s) are worldwide, and presents details of their planned PV installation pipeline over the next 2-3 years. It is updated every quarter and includes...
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  • Ash Sharma, Lauren Cook | December 11, 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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  • Icon Senior Analyst, Solar Demand and Supply Chain
    As the senior solar research analyst with IHS Solar in China, Frank Xie focuses on areas such as PV inverters, energy storage, system integration and PV demand. He is a well-known PV industry expert and has spoken at many high level events including SNEC, SolarCon, Intersolar China and Renewable Energy India, sharing perspectives about the global PV industry outlook.
  • Icon Senior Analyst, Solar Demand
    Josefin Berg is a senior analyst for the IHS solar research group, where she performs market analysis of trends and strategies in the downstream part of the PV market.
  • Icon Senior Analyst, Solar Demand
    Wade Shafer is a senior analyst for the IHS solar research group. He focuses his research on the North American downstream PV industry and policy environment.