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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 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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PV Inverters Market Tracker - Premium - Q1 2014

This is the fifth edition of the highly regarded report on PV inverters by IHS which. The report which has been researched over 6 months, provides the only detailed and reliable assessment of the global market for solar inverters...

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PV Cell & Module Market Tracker - Q1 2014

This tracker focuses on the photovoltaic cell and module market. It delivers independent analysis, accurate and fresh market data, and informed forecasts. Each quarter, updated market...

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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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String Inverters Increasingly Used in Megawatt-Scale PV Projects; Chinese Products and Microinverters Gaining Acceptance

In a sign of their growing acceptance, string inverters are increasingly being considered in megawatt (MW)-scale photovoltaic (PV) systems, with over 40 percent of inverter buyers regarding them as suitable for use in systems larger than 1 MW, according to a new report from IHS Technology.

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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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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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