Post Tagged with: "GTM Research"

Module Evolution: What big-time PV improvements will boost panel efficiency?

Module Evolution: What big-time PV improvements will boost panel efficiency?

October 2, 2017 at 9:48 am 0 comments

The solar industry is forever in need of constant innovation and scientific breakthrough. Even now, with PV capacity reaching record highs, prices continuing to fall and efficiencies inching up, more innovation is needed. A lot more. (Not to mention whatever fallout is felt in the module market following the SectionRead More

GTM Research predicts solar market doomsday scenario if Suniva’s proposal is approved

GTM Research predicts solar market doomsday scenario if Suniva’s proposal is approved

June 26, 2017 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

If SEIA’s 88,000 job loss warning wasn’t enough, GTM Research has published a chilling report on the devastating impact Suniva’s new trade dispute would have on the U.S. solar market if their proposals were imposed. If Suniva’s petition is successful, GTM says it will erase two-thirds of what’s expected toRead More

Small solar installers, system ownership biggest winners in down residential solar market

Small solar installers, system ownership biggest winners in down residential solar market

May 10, 2017 at 12:38 pm Comments are Disabled

GTM Research keeps the books on the solar market place. According to its U.S. Residential Solar Update 2017, the second half of 2016 showed the first big decline for the U.S. residential solar market. That looks like a negative, and for the largest installation companies out there, it is, butRead More

Winning the Midwest: We look at how a new solar market is forming in the Midwest

Winning the Midwest: We look at how a new solar market is forming in the Midwest

May 8, 2017 at 8:35 am 2 comments

You’ve probably heard, but more solar is being installed than ever before. As the cost of solar dropped the last decade, the economic case in areas of the country with high electricity prices was simple. This isn’t the case in the Midwest, where energy costs are lower, which keeps everyoneRead More

Utilities are dramatically increasing investments in distributed energy

Utilities are dramatically increasing investments in distributed energy

March 6, 2017 at 11:28 am 1 comment

Investment in distributed energy companies has tripled in value in North America and Europe since 2010, and over $1 billion in investment has come in 2016 alone. GTM Research just released a study, Utility Investments in Distributed Energy: Trends Among North American and European Utilities, that illustrates the substantive capitalRead More

Solar stronger than ever? Q3 2016 breaks PV installation record, but residential slows

Solar stronger than ever? Q3 2016 breaks PV installation record, but residential slows

December 13, 2016 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

The United States solar market just shattered all previous quarterly solar photovoltaic installation records. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) Q4 2016 U.S. Solar Market Insight report, 4,143 megawatts (MW) of solar PV were installed in the U.S. in the third quarter of the year,Read More

The key to continued solar industry growth? Regional installers

The key to continued solar industry growth? Regional installers

October 10, 2016 at 12:51 pm Comments are Disabled

In our Sept./Oct. issue, we looked at the trendlines in leasing vs. owning a PV system — a trendline that is moving more and more toward owning. One of the outcomes of this trend, we think, is the boost it would provide the smaller, local solar installer side of theRead More

Solar installs grow 43 percent in Q2 2016, but long-term questions emerge in each segment

Solar installs grow 43 percent in Q2 2016, but long-term questions emerge in each segment

October 3, 2016 at 3:20 pm Comments are Disabled

Growing 43 percent year-over-year, the U.S. saw 2,051 MW of solar photovoltaics installed in Q2 2016. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report, this marks the eleventh consecutive quarter in which more than 1 GW of PV was installed, driven largelyRead More

Report: U.S. Energy storage deployment spreading across more diverse markets

Report: U.S. Energy storage deployment spreading across more diverse markets

September 8, 2016 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

According to the latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, a quarterly publication from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association (ESA), the U.S. deployed 41.2 MW of energy storage in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 126 percent over the first quarter of the year. Year-over-year, energy storage deployments were upRead More

Five trends shaping the global solar market in 2016

Five trends shaping the global solar market in 2016

August 3, 2016 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

The global solar market is going through a wild 2016. The first half of this year saw a major spike in demand driven by an unprecedented volume of installations in China and the U.K. in advance of waning and expiring incentives. The U.S. installed its millionth solar system in theRead More

 
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