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Posted by Michael Barker on 10.20.2014 | Read comments
Global PV demand trends can be evaluated in a number of ways, for example by customer, by application type, or by region. Dissecting demand data this way can reveal important trends in terms of how the industry operates, as different segmentations have unique characteristics in...
Posted by Michael Barker on 10.15.2014 | Read comments
Headlines in the PV industry are often dominated by strong annual growth rates, highlighting markets or segments that are expected to double, triple, or even quadruple over the coming years. However, these growth rates tell only part of the story and often overlook the fact that...
Posted by Michael Barker on 10.13.2014 | Read comments
A recent snapshot analysis of the crystalline silicon solar PV supply-chain showed that China still maintains its dominance in PV manufacturing. This is despite actions stemming from continuing trade disputes that were aimed at curbing Chinese PV market-share growth rates. In...
Posted by Michael Barker on 10.08.2014 | Read comments
After a multi-year investigation conducted by the World Trade Organization (WTO), the province of Ontario, Canada has removed all local content requirements (LCRs) from its feed-in tariff (FIT) program as of 25 July 2014. The LCRs were an attempt to foster a renewable energy...
Posted by Michael Barker on 09.15.2014 | Read comments
With legacy European markets continuing to decline, global solar PV demand is now being driven by Asian markets. Three of the Major Asia-Pacific countries are set to see annual demand double in 2014. The outliers in this trend are the UK and Australia. The UK has seen...