Global Solar Demand Monitor: Q1 2017

by Benjamin Attia

The concentration of global solar demand is more pronounced than at any time in the industry's last seven years, such that the top four markets (China, the United States, India and Japan) are expected to account for 73 percent of total installations in 2017. Driven in large part by a new wave of installations in China, India’s market doubling in size, and falling PPA prices, global solar PV installations will grow more than 9 percent in 2017, reaching 85 gigawatts.

Global Tendered Projects by Bid Price and Capacity, 2014-2016

The Global Solar Demand Monitor is a quarterly report that provides insight into major developments for the global solar landscape, offering an assessment of the trajectory and key trends in the global market and providing scenario-based demand forecasts, insights on project pipelines, financing conditions, and supply-chain dynamics at the regional and country level. The analysis spans across market segments - residential, commercial, industrial and utility-scale - and includes deep-dive analysis on the following major and emerging markets: China, the U.S., India, Japan, France, Germany, Australia, Nigeria, South Africa, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Argentina.

The Global Solar Demand Monitor is part of GTM Research’s Global Downstream Solar Service, an annual subscription that analyzes the demand drivers, policies and risks that shape global solar markets. It enables companies to be successful in navigating the global market today, and anticipate trends in the future.

For Premium License buyers and subscribers, each quarter's Monitor includes a spreadsheet-based dataset with segmented demand forecasts at the global and regional levels, historical data, and deeper information on 26 major markets.

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Benjamin Attia Research Associate, Solar

Benjamin Attia is a Research Associate for GTM Research's Global Demand team, covering international downstream solar markets. Prior to GTM, Ben worked in solar asset management and commercial operations at SunEdison and utility regulatory research at the National Regulatory Research Institute. He has published and presented research on several topics in the renewable energy field. Ben holds a Master of Energy & Environmental Policy and a B.S. in Economics and Energy & Environmental Policy from the University of Delaware.

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