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Posted by Michael Barker on 07.21.2014 | Read comments
Demand in the U.S. market can be viewed in a variety of ways: by state, by customer segment, by size, or by application segment. Each of these can reveal different aspects of how the market operates because each has unique drivers, suppliers, and growth potential. In terms of...
Posted by Charles Annis on 07.09.2014 | Read comments
Multi versus mono: which wafer technology will win in the crystalline silicon solar cell market? This is a favorite and often-asked question in the solar industry. Back in 2007 the split between monocrystalline and multicrystalline wafer production was about 50:50. This ratio...
Posted by Michael Barker on 07.02.2014 | Read comments
The rise of the Chinese and U.S. markets has been occurring steadily over the past few years, with the Chinese market seeing the greater growth in a short period of time, while the U.S. has seen slower, but steadier increases. Now, in the second half of 2014, these two markets...
Posted by Michael Barker on 06.03.2014 | Read comments
The global solar PV industry continues to show strong growth, with over 150 GW of solar PV installed across the world. The industry has steadily grown over the past several years, increasing from an installed base of only 5 GW in 2005 to almost 200 GW forecast by the end of 2014...
Posted by Michael Barker on 05.28.2014 | Read comments
On May 13th, Idaho Power, an investor-owned utility (IOU) serving most of Southern Idaho and parts of Eastern Oregon, filed a petition with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (IPUC) to suspend Idaho Power’s requirement to enter into purchase agreements with solar power...