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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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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 Perspectives Market Brief - Issue 3 - 2014

The PV market is constantly changing. A subscription to this service includes 10 insightful and informative updates throughout the year on various important topics within the solar industry.

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PV Market Report - Japan - 2013

Following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan is strongly promoting renewable energy and aiming to significantly increase its contribution to its energy structure. This has brought tremendous opportunities to...

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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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PV Integrated Market Tracker - Q1 2014

This tracker focuses on the markets for polysilicon, solar wafers, PV cells and modules, and PV installations. It delivers independent analysis, accurate and fresh market data and informed forecasts.

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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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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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Steven Duong
Steven Duong

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Lauren Cook
Lauren Cook

Lauren Cook is an analyst working in IHS' PV research group focusing on downstream PV research. Lauren joined IHS in 2012 and works on several quarterly reports, including the PV...

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