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Global solar PV market outlook update: Q1 2020

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The Global solar PV market outlook update 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 analyses on each regional market. Our Power & Renewables reports and data provide deep insight into the current and future state of electricity generation.

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About the authors

Tom Heggarty is a Principal Analyst in Wood Mackenzie’s Energy Transition Practice, where he has led the global solar PV market research team since 2017. In addition to covering solar, Tom has also written about and been quoted extensively on the broader Energy Transition, with a particular focus on the corporate landscape of renewable energy. Tom has worked for Wood Mackenzie since 2011, initially as an covering European power markets; later he served as a Research Manager for Wood Mackenzie’s Energy Markets research product.  Tom graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a first class degree in Mathematics and German.

Rishab Shrestha is a Solar Analyst at Wood Mackenzie focusing on downstream PV markets. Rishab has experience researching both downstream and upstream sectors of the industry. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Rishab worked as a Solar Market Analyst at MAKE & GTM Research. He has experience working with cleantech start-ups and holds a master’s degree from the Sustainable Energy Future program at Imperial College London.

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The report is part of our Global Solar Markets Service.