Project developers in the UK are preparing sites for build-out during 2018-2020, in a post-subsidy environment. This article provides a detailed analysis of more than 3.5GW of sites making up the pipeline of projects.
New research findings from the in-house PV-Tech team explaining the uptick in OEM cell and module supply in 2017
The second installment of our latest two-part blog on PV Tech, presenting the latest findings of the PV Tech in-house market research team, with all data and graphics shown in this blog coming from the August 2017 release of our PV Manufacturing & Technology Quarterly report.
A key factor in the strong growth of the PV industry in 2017 is the Silicon Module Super League (or SMSL), comprised of the seven companies that will each ship in excess of 4GW of modules this year, well above all other module suppliers to the industry.
Leading up to the PV ModuleTech 2017 conference, less than 3 months away (Kuala Lumpur, 7-8 November 2017), this blog series explains why this dedicated two-day industry event has the potential to provide some key answers for EPCs, developers and asset owners, in terms of understanding the key metrics that underpin solar modules going forward, ultimately mitigating risks during site design and build-out, while optimizing overall return-on-investment for more than 20 years in the field.
The solar industry is set to reach annual demand at the 100GW level much earlier than has been forecast by both third-party observers and the leading component suppliers. During 2018, the solar industry is shaping up to ship more than 100GW of solar modules during the calendar year, while 2017 alone will see the number exceed 90GW comfortably.
The UK utility-scale pipeline has continued to grow and now stands at 3.5GW. Lauren Cook, analyst for Solar Media’s in-house market research team, identifies the key trends that have emerged and what the future of UK grid scale storage looks like.
PV Tech’s new two-day event PV ModuleTech 2017 – in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 7-8 November 2017 – is set to outline the key issues in new high-efficiency PV modules that will dominate utility-scale solar farms deployment globally over the period 2018-2020.This article explains how modules from the major global suppliers are expected to improve in the next few years, and the issues that utility-scale downstream solar stakeholders (in particular project developers, EPCs, O&Ms, asset managers, and portfolio owners) need to be crucially aware of now, in order to make informed decisions on correct module supplier and technologies for sites expected to be completed in the next few years.
Solar Media's head of market research Finlay Colville delves back into the UK's vast network of planning portals to uncover the incredible scope of subsidy-free solar farms entering the planning phase, and discusses their build potential as UK solar enters its next phase.