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2014-04-02 23:04:48

Solar PV industry poised to exceed 50 GW within a 12-month period, for the first time. San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 New solar photovoltaic (PV) demand added during the first quarter of 2014 exceeded 9 gigawatts (GW), which was 35 percent more than the previous first-quarter record, set last year. In fact, every quarter in 2014 is forecast to reach new highs, with trailing 12-month demand at the end of Q1 2015 forecast to exceed 50 GW for the first time, according to...

2014-03-20 23:21:31

300 GW of new solar PV to be installed in the next five years, as solar increases to 3 percent of total global power supply. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 The solar photovoltaic (PV) industry is set for rapid growth over the next five years, with up to 100 gigawatts (GW) annual deployment being targeted in 2018, according to the latest edition of the NPD Solarbuzz Marketbuzz report. This end-market growth is projected to increase annual PV module revenues, which are forecast to...

2014-01-08 23:20:48

California retains leading state ranking in 2013, with North Carolina surging into second place. Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 New solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in the United States (U.S.) reached a record 4.2 gigawatts (GW) during 2013. Since 2012, the U.S. market has grown 15 percent, making it the leading solar market outside the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, according to the latest NPD Solarbuzz North America PV Markets Quarterly report. Solar PV installed in the...

2013-11-25 23:22:35

The US will be the third-largest solar PV market in 2014, after China and Japan. Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 The pipeline of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects awaiting completion within the United States has grown by 7 percent during the past 12 months, and now exceeds 43 gigawatts (GW), which is enough to power more than six million U.S. households. Whereas large projects in excess of 100 megawatts (MW) previously dominated the U.S. PV pipeline, growth is now being driven by...

2013-07-03 23:04:37

Strong risk to solar PV supply-chain at year-end if Japan and China project pipelines fail to materialize. Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 During the second half of 2013, global solar photovoltaic (PV) demand is forecast to reach 20 gigawatts (GW), up 22% Y/Y. This increase, driven largely by aggressive PV development in China and Japan, will drive full year 2013 PV demand to a record high of 35.1 GW, according to the new NPD Solarbuzz Quarterly report. "The solar PV industry...

2013-05-02 23:20:12

Consolidation Enables Chinese Suppliers to Expand Overseas, but US and Japanese Markets Still Dominated by Local Suppliers Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 The top 20 solar photovoltaic (PV) module suppliers accounted for almost 70% of global PV shipments in Q1´13, according to the latest NPD Solarbuzz Module Tracker Quarterly report. “The continued consolidation of solar PV manufacturers is creating opportunities for the leading tier 1 module suppliers,” explained...

2013-04-01 23:01:56

Future PV Demand Will Be Based upon Widespread Adoption of Large-Scale Ground Mounted PV Installations Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) April 01, 2013 Solar photovoltaic (PV) demand from the Emerging Asia Pacific and Central Asia (EAPCA) region is forecast to exceed 3 gigawatts (GW) by 2017, based on findings in the new NPD Solarbuzz Emerging PV Markets: Asia Pacific and Central Asia Report. Compared to 723 MW of PV demand in 2012, this represents a strong compound annual growth rate of 28%....

2012-09-12 23:03:43

Post-Installation Service Contracts Adding Thousands of New Sales Prospects in the Near Term Santa Clara, California (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 Previously over-looked opportunities are now emerging for photovoltaic (PV) systems providers within the United States by addressing the growing requirement for post-installation service contracts across multiple installation sites, such as municipalities and school districts, according to new findings within the NPD Solarbuzz United States Deal...

2012-08-09 23:02:09

Non-Residential Building Mount Applications Now Account for More than 36% of PV Projects Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) August 09, 2012 A sharp increase in non-residential building-mount PV applications indicates a strong growth towards self-sustained power generation in the China PV market, according to the recently released NPD Solarbuzz China Deal Tracker report. In addition, the number of non-utility commercial projects being planned has surpassed the utility sector, a further indication of...

2012-07-23 23:01:11

Encouraged by incentives and power requirements, agricultural land in the US is being converted to renewable PV energy Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2012 While large-scale photovoltaic (PV) solar projects often grab the headlines, the recently-released NPD Solarbuzz United States Deal Tracker report indicates that 40% of PV projects currently underway in the United States are less than 500 kW in size. “These smaller projects have a considerable impact on the communities where they...


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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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