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  • Isabella Ni | July 30, 2015
    On July 28, 2015, China's National Energy Administration (NEA) released its solar data for the first half of the year. At the end of June 2015, China had added 35.78 GW of solar capacity to the grid. Distributed PV capacity reached 5.71 GW cumulatively, while utility-scale projects reached 30.07 GW.
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  • Isabella Ni | July 17, 2015
    On 13 July, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott instructed the National Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to suspend investment in rooftop solar and wind projects. On 13 July, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott instructed the National Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to suspend investment in rooftop solar and wind projects. The following day, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced it was going to open a new auction for a 200 MW Solar PV project this September. This announcement backs off the negative effect of the RET reduction announced last month.
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  • Cormac Gilligan | June 30, 2015
    US supplier Advanced Energy yesterday announced it would wind down its solar inverter business having failed to attract a buyer for this part of its business. This follows intense competition and price pressure due to a surge in new entrants in its domestic market, the United States, the world's third largest solar market in 2015.
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Reports View All (11)

  • Cormac Gilligan | August 31, 2015
    This is the seventh edition of IHS’ highly regarded report on microinverters & power optimizers. It was researched over 6 months and provides the only detailed and reliable assessment of the global market. The report has been compiled using IHS’ extensive knowledge and experience in the PV and power electronics industries.
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  • Frank Xie | May 29, 2015
    IHS is publishing its fourth edition of the only industry report on the China PV inverter market in May 2015. With its commitment to reduce air pollution and support its domestic PV industry, in 2014, the Chinese government continued its support for the PV industry, yet with less than 4 GW of ‘distributed PV’ (DPV) systems completed, the ground-mount market remained the mainstream of the domestic PV market, contributing over 9 GW of installations.
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  • Lauren Cook | March 20, 2015
    The latest edition of Marketbuzz is your single-source reference across the entire value chain: from polysilicon manufacturing to policy development. It is the most comprehensive guide available for the global solar industry.
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  • Sam Wilkinson, Ash Sharma, Jessica Jin | September 11, 2015
    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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  • Sam Wilkinson, Ash Sharma, Frank Xie, Cormac Gilligan | September 11, 2015
    The PV Inverter Market Tracker – Premium includes a minimum of three forecast updates per year and a major annual update each June. On occasion, the premium report will also include unscheduled...
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  • Ash Sharma | September 04, 2015
    Comprising a highly detailed database of the PV module supply chain (from polysilicon through to finished modules), this market tracker provides the first definitive reference point for the solar supply chain. It provides extensive coverage of individual PV module suppliers globally, as well as tracking local module manufacturing.
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  • Icon Senior Analyst, Solar Supply Chain
    Cormac Gilligan is a senior analyst in the IHS Power & Energy group. Cormac is currently responsible for researching the PV inverter market having published several syndicated research reports on this industry; he is also involved in running IHS market trackers and customer survey report.
  • Icon Associate Director, Solar Supply Chain and Energy Storage
    Sam Wilkinson is a manager for the power & energy group at IHS, leading its research on the PV inverter, BOS and energy storage markets. Sam has also been responsible for researching the PV module and polysilicon supply chain, working closely with leading global suppliers to develop detailed analysis on these markets.
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