Articles and Presentations

At NPD Solarbuzz, our analysts are recognized industry specialists. They regularly speak at premier events across the globe and are featured authors in leading publications. Here is a free sampling of presentations and articles from some of our analysts.

2014 Solar PV Deployed in UK Reaches 2GW

Finlay Colville, Vice President, October 30, 2014

Change and Growth in the UK

Finlay Colville, Vice President, October 20, 2014

PV Talk: Debunking the Solar Rumour Mill

Finlay Colville, Vice President, August 27, 2014
As published in PV-Tech.org

UK Solar PV Industry Shines Brightly In Europe

Finlay Colville, Vice President, August 13, 2014
As published in Solar International

Can the PV Industry Expect a Second Wave of Thin-film Investments?

Finlay Colville, Vice President, June 3, 2014
As published in SolarBusinessFocus.org

Poised for Strong Demand Growth

Michael Barker, Senior Analyst, May 1, 2014
As published in PV Magazine

South Africa's PV Market

Susanne von Aichberger, Analyst, February 26, 2014
As published in PV Magazine

The Winners and Losers in European Module Supply

Finlay Colville, Vice President, February 10, 2014
As published in Solar Power Portal

Can PV Technology Change before 2015?

Finlay Colville, Vice President, February 7, 2014

Behind the Numbers – Whither Solar in 2014?

Finlay Colville, Vice President, January 24, 2014
As published in PV-Tech.org

Top 10 PV Module Suppliers in 2013

Ray Lian, Senior Analyst, January 8, 2014

UK Solar PV Industry Reviews Participation with Europe

Finlay Colville, Vice President, November 29, 2013
As published in Solar Power Portal

Mono-Multi Debate Dominates PV Tech Trends

Finlay Colville, Vice President, November 11, 2013
As published in PV Magazine

Geographic & Customer Segmentation Demand

Michael Barker, Senior Analyst, October 15, 2013
As published in PV Magazine

Maintaining a GW Industry

Finlay Colville, Vice President, October 4, 2013
As published in Solar UK Magazine

UK Solar PV Industry Refocuses on the 20-20 Challenge

Finlay Colville, Vice President, September 25, 2013
As published in Solar Business Focus UK

When will PV Equipment Spending Rebound?

Finlay Colville, Vice President, September 17, 2013
As published in PV Magazine

The Learning Curve: PV Roadmaps

Finlay Colville, Vice President, July 12, 2013
As published in PV Magazine

Driving towards 2020

Finlay Colville, Vice President, July 3, 2013
As published in Solar UK Magazine

Europe’s Winners and Losers in 2013

Solarbuzz Analysts, June 14, 2013
As published in Solar Business Focus UK

The 20 GW Road The UK Has To Travel

Finlay Colville, Vice President, June 14, 2013
As published in UK Solar

Would the leading PV equipment supplier please stand up?

Finlay Colville, Vice President, June 4, 2013
As published in PV-Tech.org

Overcapacity Stifles Solar PV Equipment Suppliers

Finlay Colville, Vice President, May 7, 2013
As published in Laser Focus World

Ground-Mount to Dominate Emerging Southeast Asia

Finlay Colville, Vice President, May 1, 2013
As published in Solar Business Focus UK

New Photovoltaic Landscape Unfolds in the Middle East and Africa

Susanne von Aichberger, Analyst, May 1, 2013
As published in Solar Business Focus UK

UK PV Industry Changes Module Allegiance to Tier 1 Only

Finlay Colville, Vice President, April 25, 2013
As published in Solar Business Focus UK

Comparisons Just got Complicated: c-Si Versus Thin-Film

Finlay Colville, Vice President, March 1, 2013
As published in PV Magazine

UK PV industry Gets That Déjà Vu Feeling – Again

Finlay Colville, Vice President, February 27, 2013
As published in Solar Business Focus UK, Vol. 6 2013
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First Solar Chart-Topping Prevents Talk about a Revolution

Finlay Colville, Vice President, February 6, 2013
As published in PV-Tech.org

At the Crossroads

Michael Barker, Senior Analyst, February 1, 2013
As published in PV Magazine

Solar PV Supply and Demand within Emerging Asian Countries

Finlay Colville, Vice President, February 1, 2013
As published in Solar Business Focus

10 Key Trends for the PV Industry

Finlay Colville, Vice President, January 29, 2013

Top 10 PV Module Suppliers in 2012

Ray Lian, Senior Analyst, January 28, 2013
As published in PV-Tech.org

Top 10 PV Markets in 2012

Michael Barker, Senior Analyst, January 24, 2013
As published in PV-Tech.org

Ingot and Wafer Tool Suppliers Fall off the PV Fiscal Cliff

Finlay Colville, Vice President, January 11, 2013
As published in PV-Tech.org

What’s Next for PV Technology in 2013?

Finlay Colville, Vice President, January 2, 2013
As published in PV-Tech.org

PV Demand in 2012 below 30GW? A Sobering Tonic as the Industry Goes to Rehab

Finlay Colville, Vice President, November 30, 2012
As published in PV-Tech.org

Approaching a New Equilibrium

Michael Barker, Senior Analyst, November 30, 2012
As published in PV Magazine

Can Technology Rescue the PV Industry?

Finlay Colville, Vice President, November 15, 2012
As published in PV-Tech.org

The PV Industry at the End of 2012: Reasons to be Fearful

Finlay Colville, Vice President, November 6, 2012
As published in Solarbusinessfocus.com
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PV Manufacturing Landscape in the Trade War Era

Ray Lian, Senior Analyst, October 1, 2012
As published in PV Magazine

The Opportunities Challenge: Lasers and Photonics in the PV Industry

Finlay Colville, Vice President, September 25, 2012
As published in Photovoltaics 2012

Book-to-Bill Analysis to Provide First Indication of PV Green Shoots

Finlay Colville, Vice President, September 7, 2012
As published in PV-Tech.org

Yingli Green Poised to Become the no.1 PV Module Supplier for 2012

Ray Lian, Senior Analyst, August 31, 2012
As published in PV-Tech.org

PV Equipment Supplier Rankings in 2012 Dictated by Accounting Rules

Finlay Colville, Vice President, August 23, 2012
As published in PV-Tech.org

The Evolving Solar PV Landscape: The Changes That Lie Ahead

Christine Beadle, Analyst, August 6, 2012
As published in Solar Industry

High Efficiency Grabs the Headlines, but Cost Reduction Remains the Priority

Finlay Colville, Vice President, June 25, 2012
As published in PV-Tech.org

Global PV Mix Offers Remedy for Quarterly Mood Swings

Finlay Colville, Vice President, June 22, 2012
As published in Solarbusinessfocus.com
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Changing to Adapt to New Segments

Michael Barker, Senior Analyst, June 1, 2012
As published in PV Magazine

Sundown on the Union as PV Cells Come from Taiwan

Finlay Colville, Vice President, June 1, 2012
As published in PV-Tech.org

Effective Tier 1 Capacity Aligning with 2012 PV Demand Expectations

Finlay Colville, Vice President, April 30, 2012
As published in PV-Tech.org

PV manufacturing capacity additions to decline to five-year low

Finlay Colville, Vice President, March 21, 2012
As published in PV-Tech.org

Why Thin-Film PV Is Struggling, But Not Done Yet

Finlay Colville, Vice President, March 12, 2012
As published in RenewableEnergyWorld.com

Why Solar Flagships' peril won't derail PV in Australia

Michael Barker, Senior Analyst, March 1, 2012
As published in electroiq.com

Large Geographical Differentials

Michael Barker, Senior Analyst, March 1, 2012
As published in electroiq.com

What is the real PV technology roadmap?

Finlay Colville, Vice President, February 6, 2012
As published in PV-Tech.org

Online interview with PV-Insider on Manufacturing Trends for 2012

Finlay Colville, Vice President, January 30, 2012
As published in PV-Insider

PV Industry Struggles to Define Capacity

Finlay Colville, Vice President, January 30, 2012
As published in InterPV

NPD Solarbuzz: Top-10 PV cell producers in 2011

Finlay Colville, Vice President, January 23, 2012
As published in PV-Tech.org

Changing Growth Trends

Michael Barker, Senior Analyst, January 1, 2012
As published in PV-Tech.org

PV equipment backlog becomes an US$8 billion elephant in the room

Finlay Colville, Vice President, November 15, 2011
As published in PV-Tech.org

Interview with Finlay Colville

Finlay Colville, Vice President, October 21, 2011
As published in PV-Tech.org

Solar Supply and Demand Out of Alignment

Michael Barker, Senior Analyst, October 20, 2011

Two scenarios for PV shipments in 2012

Michael Barker, Senior Analyst, October 10, 2011
As published in PV Magazine

The next big US$6 billion in thin-film manufacturing investments

Finlay Colville, Vice President, September 1, 2011
As published in PV-Tech.org

Understanding Effective Tier 1 PV Capacity Requires New Methodology

Finlay Colville, Vice President, July 1, 2011
As published in PV-Tech.org

Challenges for the PV Equipment Supply Chain in 2011

Finlay Colville, Vice President, May 1, 2011
As published in PV-Tech.org

Applied Materials Poised for Record PV Equipment Revenues in 2011

Finlay Colville, Vice President, March 1, 2011
As published in PV-Tech.org

Why Capex Investment for c-Si Expansion Remains a Safe Bet

Finlay Colville, Vice President, September 1, 2010
As published in PV-Tech.org

Tier 2 Rising: New Chinese c-Si Firms Challenging Thin-Film Producers

Finlay Colville, Vice President, September 1, 2010
As published in electroiq.com

Solar PV Equipment Spending Will be Great in 2010: Solarbuzz

Charles Annis, Vice President, September 1, 2010
As published in Photovoltaics World

PV Forecast: Rising Demand, Lower Costs Enable Higher Margins

Charles Annis, Vice President, February 1, 2010
As published in EE Times