consolidation

PV Tech Premium
April 26, 2021
LONGi’s ascent to the top of the solar module shipments league table captured headlines last week, but it also cements the view that consolidation in the sector is inevitable, with an oligarchy of majors dominating market share. Carrie Xiao assesses the prospects of those top five companies as 2021 heats up.
March 29, 2021
More than 180GW of solar will be deployed globally this year as the sector defies headwinds including higher module prices and supply chain constraints, IHS Markit has said.
July 7, 2020
US residential solar installer Sunrun is to acquire rival Vivint Solar as part of a US$3.2 billion all-stock deal that constitutes a major shake-up for the US solar market.
June 22, 2020
Inverter failures and the prevalence of auction-based mechanisms for large-scale solar projects are placing pressure on solar operations and maintenance (O&M) prices, a new report from Wood Mackenzie has found.
February 26, 2020
Solar to continue rapid rise over this decade but lack of foresight with grid planning could mix with ultra-low prices and waste management troubles to set obstacles in the short and long term.
August 22, 2018
Smaller companies are finding it increasingly difficult to enter the Indian large-scale solar market and partake in the multi-gigawatts of competitive auctions for PV capacity.
June 20, 2018
China’s solar deployment caps will not have as profound an impact on the global industry as many fear, according to the president of LONGi Solar, but consolidation on the manufacturing side is expected.
December 7, 2017
Indian solar tariffs are overdue a major correction and many smaller players are likely to drop out of the sector over the next few years, according to panellists at Intersolar India 2017 in Mumbai.
November 1, 2017
'The next step of evolution in the Indian market is going to be permanent capital', says James Brooks.
July 18, 2017
Up to 100 solar PV firms in Japan could face bankruptcy this year, with more than double the number of firms going bust in the first half of this year than the same period in 2016.

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