Potential Trend 1: Merchant systems: These systems may or may not be multi-megawatt and are sold without a PPA or tender and potentially without an incentive.
Why this may not become a trend: The high upfront cost of installation, no matter how low component prices go, is a roadblock to many potential system buyers. Moreover, in many countries it is illegal to set up an independent utility from which electricity is sold. For merchant systems to become a trend, laws would have to change and/or deep pocket customers must be found and cultivated.
Why this may become a trend: Utilities understand the efficiency of owning the means of production. Once they become more comfortable with solar in terms of the variability of its resource it will make sense to control it because of a) its free fuel b) low maintenance c) positive PR afforded the utility and d) return of control over profit. Mining concerns are often remote and require reliable power; solar is a long-term investment that when combined with storage (yes too expensive still) or another power source (hybrid) offers a long-term answer to energy requirements. Finally, should laws change the lure of becoming an independent utility; though this is in-and-of-itself probably a fad should encourage system ownership.
Benefits of this trend: Solar (PV, CSP, CPV) is ideal for this potential trend as once installed it is low maintenance (though not zero maintenance), reliable and works well as part of a hybrid installation.
Odds of this becomming a full-fledged trend: 40% this potential trend will get a lot of press in 2014, but to become a true trend (something that brings with it relatively permanent change) more than announcements are needed. The laws of some countries will need to change and the initial gold rush atmosphere (which will bring with it saviors and shysters) must subside. The likely timeframe for development of this trend is five years, but ten years to mature.