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2012-06-22 02:20:55

BOSTON, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The balance-of-system (BOS) now represents a majority of PV system price and cost due to the ~50% drop in average module pricing over the last ~18 months. Though times are tough, the opportunity is colossal, with BOS profit pool topping $20bn by 2015. A major portion of BOS is the inverter -- averaging between 15 and 20% of BOS price -- and any other products that add value to a PV system by controlling electrons. Executives in this industry...

2012-04-18 10:23:41

BOSTON, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a newly released report Storage Annual 2012: More in Store, the PHOTON Consulting team forecasts that the storage sector is poised for a period of rapid growth in the next five years. Much like the rapid growth of the solar power sector, the growth of the storage sector will be driven by high demand elasticity and important transitions to stronger end-customer value propositions for many new storage products and segments. The report provides volume,...

2012-04-18 06:22:20

BOSTON, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Research shows that over 55% of solar module costs come from consumable materials, yet there has been no one source to help the sector understand the integrated impact of consumables supply and cost - until now. Today, after two years of research and analysis, PHOTON Consulting announces the release of an in-depth "Consumables" database product, powered by PHOTON Consulting's proprietary online data platform, The Wall. "Solar module manufacturers, as...

2011-09-22 06:50:00

BOSTON, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) have created a gold rush of solar installations in U.S. states like Massachusetts, Ohio, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. However, these self-correcting incentive programs may significantly dash future market growth expectations, says PHOTON Consulting's new U.S. solar market study, End of the Gold Rush: Crash of U.S. SREC Markets? According to the study, the rush to install solar power is leading to...

2011-08-08 11:10:00

BOSTON, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While PV module manufacturers have made considerable progress driving down the cost of solar in the U.S., decreases in installer non-module costs have not kept pace, according to PHOTON Consulting's latest global solar supply-chain cost study, The True Cost of Solar Power: The Pressure's On. According to PHOTON Consulting, BOS costs now represent roughly 56-60% of total installer costs for a U.S. residential system, with the highest incurred costs...

2011-03-15 08:40:00

BOSTON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With solar energy incentive support throughout Europe shrinking, executives across the solar supply chain are pursuing new addressable demand opportunities for PV. To date, most media attention has focused on growing PV demand in North America. However, PHOTON Consulting's analysis shows that the Asia-Pacific region's attractive natural PV economics, aggregate economic growth trajectory and widespread electrification needs make the region the largest...

2011-01-13 08:40:00

BOSTON, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rapid growth of the German photovoltaic (PV) market, the world's largest market for solar energy, will lead to steep incentive reductions in 2011 and 2012, causing an excess supply-driven price crash across the global PV supply chain, according to PHOTON Consulting's 2011 PV sector outlook report, Solar Annual 2010-2011: Cash In. In the recently released report, the PHOTON Consulting team anticipates that the saturation of the German PV market will...

2010-11-18 08:40:00

BOSTON, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- New developments in solar power balance-of-system (BOS) technology, design and integration present significant opportunities for photovoltaic (PV) installers/developers, manufactures and other industry players to reduce costs, differentiate offerings and capture value in PV BOS. In its recently released PV balance-of-system briefing, Who's the BOS? Identifying and Capturing Value in PV BOS, PHOTON Consulting, the largest dedicated solar energy research...

2010-10-12 08:40:00

BOSTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- With historic amounts of PV capacity set to come online in 4Q2010 and 1Q2011, policy shifts including potential market caps and fluctuating exchanges rates, companies across the supply chain are establishing variable pricing contracts citing PHOTON Consulting's Solar Updates price index as the price-setting mechanism for ongoing agreements. "In an industry with the hallmarks of rapid growth and limited transparency, it is essential for companies at each step...

2010-08-12 08:30:00

BOSTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Solar energy's rapid growth (17.2GW of new PV system installations in 2010, +104% YoY) is pushing PV executives to place big bets on the sector's future despite uncertainty about 2011 and beyond. To help solar decision makers place their best bets and capitalize on the opportunities that lie ahead, the PHOTON Consulting team is pleased to announce the release of its 2010 global PV sector report, Solar Annual 2010 Part One: Place Your Bets. The report presents...