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Frost & Sullivan forecasts strong 2018 for solar, despite China’s policy setback

A new report published by business consultants Frost & Sullivan expects around 90 GW of new solar installations by the end of 2018, in line with the predictions of other leading analysts. It further notes that PV remains the world leader in renewable energy capacity, and that markets are moving away from feed-in tariffs to make increasing use of auction models and private PPAs.

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Solar to top 104 GW of new installations this year, finds GTM Research

Latest Global Solar Demand Monitor from GTM Research forecasts 6% annual increase in PV installation growth, although current largest markets will register 7% contraction while geographic diversification poised to grow.

Global investments in small-scale solar rise 16% in Q1, one of few sectors to buck downward trend, finds BNEF

New quarterly figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) show that investments in solar PV arrays of less than 1 MW hit US$14.3 billion worldwide in Q1 against 10% year-on-year contraction in global renewable investments.

Solar costs will fall 60% over next decade to fuel PV adoption, says IRENA head

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) forecasts as much as 90 GW of new solar additions annually across the globe over the next few years, driving a 60% reduction in costs.

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GTM Research: global solar market to see 9% growth in 2017

Increasing demand for solar power in China has prompted analysts to boost their 2017 estimates, forecasting an increase of more than 9% this year, with the annual global market reaching 85 GW.

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The pv magazine weekly news digest

As the global solar market nears the end of its tenth consecutive year of growth, the EU-China trade spat looks set to continue, Indian ambitions soar once more, and mono-efficiency reaches new heights.

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