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China Produced Almost Half of New Global Wind Installations in 2015, says GlobalData

• China pushed the global wind market to new heights in 2015, representing almost half of new wind installations globally and producing a total annual capacity of 30.5 Gigawatts • However, after focusing on increasing its installed capacity, the country now aims to shift its focus from scale expansion towards quality and efficiency, says analyst

NEXTracker Led North American Solar PV Tracker Rankings in 2015, IHS Says

North American PV tracker market increased by 135 percent, reaching 5.5 GW last year

GWEC's Global Wind Report released

"Wind power led all technologies in new power generation in 2015," said GWEC Secretary General Steve Sawyer; "Led by wind, renewables have come of age and are transforming the power sector."

Total Corporate Funding in Solar Sector Drops to $2.8 Billion in Q1 2016, Reports Mercom Capital Group

Debt and public market financing decline; residential/commercial funds surge; solar securitization deals cross $1 billion

Global Solar-PV Polysilicon Prices Rise, as China-US Trade Dispute Continues, IHS Says

U.S. polysilicon manufacturers have essentially lost access to China, while Asian countries have greatly benefited from their ability to increase market share there

US Solar Market Set to Grow 119% in 2016, Installations to Reach 16 GW

Led by the utility-scale segment, GTM Research forecasts 16 gigawatts (GW) of solar will be installed in the U.S. in 2016, more than doubling the record-breaking 7.3 GW installed in 2015.

After record year, U.S. energy storage forecasted to break 1 GW capacity mark in 2019

Peter Maloney  for UtilityDive:  The U.S. energy storage market put in a strong showing in 2015 with its “best quarter and best year of all time,” according to the GTM/ESA report. And current market trends point toward continued strong growth. The recent extension of the federal Investment Tax Credit, and new guidelines under consideration at the Internal Revenue Service are expected to further boost energy storage and the pairing of storage with renewable resources. In the fourth quarter alone, the U.S. deployed 112 MW of storage capacity, representing more than the total of all storage deployments in 2013 and 2014 combined. For the full year, 221 MW (161 MWh) of storage was installed. In 2014 65 MW (86 MWh) of storage was installed in the U.S.   Cont'd...

As European Solar Installations Slow, China, US and Japan Lead Global Installed PV Capacity in 2016, IHS Says

By the end of 2016, cumulative global installed photovoltaic (PV) installations will surpass 310 gigawatts (GW), compared to just 40 GW at the end of 2010.

U.S. Solar Market Sets New Record, Installing 7.3 GW of Solar PV in 2015

In yet another record-breaking year, the solar industry in the United States installed 7,286 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in 2015. GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced the historic figures today ahead of the March 9 release of the U.S. Solar Market Insight report.

Global Solar PV Pipeline Surpasses 200 GW, IHS Says

With the United States in the lead, due in large part to the recent extension in the country's solar investment tax credit (ITC) late last year, the global solar photovoltaic pipeline now exceeds 200 gigawatts (GW). At a combined capacity of 110 GW, projects in the U.S., China and Brazil make up half of the current PV pipeline, according to IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight.

IHS Analysis: SMA and SolarEdge solar inverter businesses booming, on back of United States growth

Leading solar inverter suppliers SMA and SolarEdge recently reported strong profits in their latest earning calls, but the United States remains their key market and key source of recent financial success.

Global Revenue for Advanced Batteries for Utility-Scale Storage is Expected to Reach $3.6 Billion by 2025, According to Navigant Research

Lithium ion batteries lead in utility-scale applications of batteries on the grid, report finds

China is Ranked a Booming Market for Wind Capacity Growth, According to Navigant Research

With global variation in policies, wind energy industry manufacturers and developers must be flexible in order to thrive, report finds

IHS confirms solar wafer supply shortage in 2016

In October 29 2015, IHS issued a research note to warn about a potential solar wafer supply shortage in 2016. Now, as we enter into the first quarter of 2016, we have found new evidence to confirm this earlier concern.

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