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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...
Posted by Michael Barker on 09.09.2014 | Read comments
With trade wars continuing across the globe, it is worth examining the PV supply picture at two different points: the quarter in which the first of the trade investigations began and the end of the current year. The figure below shows these points in Q4’11 and Q4’14,...
Posted by Christine Beadle on 09.02.2014 | Read comments
With over 3 GW of projects at risk in the U.S. from the recent trade disputes, many industry players, ranging from project developers to module suppliers to financiers, are looking to understand how their specific project portfolio might be impacted. The graphic below shows the...
Posted by Michael Barker on 08.29.2014 | Read comments
The UK recently surpassed 5 GW in cumulative solar PV installations, making it just the sixth country to hit this level globally. However, with strong growth forecasted in the worldwide PV industry over the five-year forecast period to 2018, 5 GW of installed capacity will...
Posted by Christine Beadle on 08.25.2014 | Read comments
The US PV project pipeline continues to be dominated by California. This state alone accounts for 48% of total megawatt capacity and 30% of total number of projects. The next closest states, in terms of capacity, are Nevada, North Carolina, and Arizona, each of which is being...