Quarterly Update: Must reads from Q2, new research, and more

Jay Owen Greentech


A note from GTM Research
The U.S. solar PV market is off to a strong start in 2014, with 1,330 megawatts installed in the first quarter alone. Despite concerns around the US-China trade case and rising polysilicon prices, we forecast another record-setting year for the PV installations with over 6 GW to be installed. Grid Edge Live was a success, and now we’re gearing up for Next Wave later this summer.

– Shayle Kann, Senior Vice President 

Research Update: 
Just Released: 


  • GTM Research Module Reliability Scorecard – July 2014
  • Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems 2014: Technology, Deployments, & Market Size – July 2014
  • Latin America PV Playbook, Q3 2014

Have you heard about the Grid Edge Executive Council yet? Join industry leaders driving the future of the electric grid. Members include: GE, Intel, E.ON, ReneSola, Enbala, Itron, Accenture, Ventyx, Stem, and many more!

Also new: from GTM: PV Pulse upstream data service and the Latin America PV Playbook.

For more information on reports, subscription services, or the Executive Council, contact: 
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Recent GTM Research Articles & Analysis:

A PV Market First: Residential Solar in the US Beats Commercial Installations
The U.S. installed 1,330 megawatts of solar PV in Q1, up 79 percent over Q1 2013.

Global PV Monitoring Deployments Outpace PV Plant Installations in 2013
Driven by new installations and retrofits, the PV monitoring market grew by more than 90 percent between 2012 and 2013.

How Will Battery Storage Help Utilities Integrate Distributed Solar?
The technology’s high cost means that deployment will remain limited to high-power-cost markets.

Huge Regional Price Variations in Chinese-Produced Solar Modules
GTM Research shares module prices and drivers in solar’s biggest markets.

3 Solar Integration Questions Utility Executives Must Confront
And one question advanced grid power electronics vendors should be asking

Driven by Distributed PV, Grid Power Electronics Market to Reach $300M in 2017
Utility power electronics offer alternatives for integration of high-penetration PV.

Chinese Solar Module Prices in the US May Increase Up to 20% in 2014
Supply constraints, rising input costs and the trade case all factor into the increase

Chile Installs Record-Breaking 150MW of PV in Q1, 380MW Under Construction
Four major projects came on-line, giving Chile a promising start to the year. 

Fastest Quarterly Growth in Polysilicon Prices Since 2010
Blended prices have hit $21.60 per kilogram and are expected to keep rising.

GTM Research and SunSpec Alliance Partner on Distributed Solar Performance Analytics
Announcing oSPARC Plus, the premier source of solar performance data


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