The Solar Energy Industries Association and Greentech Media Research have formed a partnership to collect and publish data and analysis on solar photovoltaics, concentrating solar power, and solar heating and cooling (SHC) markets in the United States.
The organizations will issue quarterly and year-end reports covering upstream and downstream solar markets, with an emphasis on installations, component costs, and domestic manufacturing for each solar technology.
The partnership’s first report will be published in October 2010. GTM Research will amass primary installation, capacity, cost, and manufacturing data directly from solar energy companies via sector-specific surveys to offer an accurate historical and forecasted outlook on the industry.
“As a rapidly growing industry, it is vital for solar companies to have high-quality, reliable data that highlights market trends and emerging sectors,” said Rhone Resch, president/CEO of SEIA. “Our collaboration with GTM Research will greatly help SEIA in our effort to expand the U.S. solar market in the coming years and to meet our goal of installing more than 10 gigawatts of solar annually by 2015.”
“We are excited to partner with SEIA to track the U.S. solar market on a state-by-state basis and offer members of the industry an unprecedented level of detail on the market’s status, opportunities, and outlook,” said Shayle Kann, managing director of solar research at GTM Research.