The focus of this webinar is where the industry stands concerning shipments and installations while offering insights as to what to expect in 2019.
At the beginning of 2018, expectations were high for another high growth year for the global solar PV industry. Then mid-year Chinas central government put measures in place to slow its market. In addition to the announced changes to China's market, the US implemented tariffs, Europe canceled its MIP (minimum price), and Indias market began showing signs of strain. The focus of this webinar is where the industry stands concerning shipments and installations while offering insights as to what to expect in 2019.
Paula Mints is the Founder and Chief Market Research Analyst of the global solar market research firm SPV Market Research. Ms. Mints began her solar market research career in 1997 with Strategies Unlimited. In 2005 she left Strategies Unlimited for Navigant where she continued her practice as a Director in Navigant's Energy Practice until October 2012, when she founded SPV Market Research. Ms. Mints is the author of many articles on the economics and behavior of the solar industry, specifically photovoltaic technologies and markets. Her work was cited in the US Department of Energy's SunShot report, Photovoltaic System Pricing Trends, 2014 Edition. Her chapter, Overview of Photovoltaic Production, Markets and Perspectives, was published in the Fraunhofer/Elsevier book Advances in Photovoltaics Volume 1, edited by Dr. Gerhard Willeke and Dr. Eicke Weber. She is authoring three chapters of Peter Varadi's upcoming book Sun Approaching High Noon. Ms. Mints is on the expert committee for the EU Photovoltaic Technology Platform (www.eupvplatform.org) and is the incoming 2019 Chair of the Silicon Valley Photovoltaic Society, and IEEE Chapter. Ms. Mints earned her MBA at San Jose State University in 1999.