Currency Risk: The Hidden Solar Project Dealbreaker

by Tom Heggarty

Companies developing PV assets in markets outside of the United States, China or the eurozone will almost always need to consider how currency devaluation may impact project returns. If not managed correctly, currency risk has the potential to slow the development of the global PV market, particularly in emerging markets, while significantly impacting the returns for investors.

This brief explores how currency risk can impact solar PV markets, including various global case studies and management strategies.

This brief is part of GTM Research’s Global Downstream Solar Service. To learn more or schedule a demo, please contact


Tom Heggarty Senior Analyst, Solar

Tom is a Senior Analyst for GTM Research covering global downstream PV markets. Prior to joining GTM in 2017, he worked for Wood Mackenzie for over 5 years; initially as an analyst producing research on electricity markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and later as a Research Manager for Wood Mackenzie’s Energy Markets research product. In 2011, Tom graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Master’s degree in Mathematics. He also spent a year studying at the Humboldt University in Berlin.

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