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Michael Barker's Articles

- August 05, 2014

Trade Case Backlash: 3 GW of US Utility-scale Solar at Risk

More than 3 gigawatts (GW) of the projects currently in the U.S. photovoltaic (PV) project pipeline had been set to use Chinese modules, according to the latest NPD Solarbuzz United...

- April 22, 2013

Solar PV Module Revenues to Rebound to $32 Billion by 2017

Solar photovoltaic (PV) industry module revenues are forecast to decline 20 percent in 2013 to $20.5 billion from $25.5 billion in 2012. While revenues will remain below 2012 levels...

- April 15, 2013

Playing Catch-Up: Emerging Markets Outpacing Developed Regions

Recent findings in two NPD Solarbuzz reports, covering the Middle East & Africa and Emerging Asia-Pacific & Central Asia, indicate that both of these areas are set for considerable...

- March 22, 2013

Reaching New Heights: Cumulative PV Demand to Double Again by 2015

Although end-market demand in 2012 did not achieve the levels many had hoped for, it still set a new record in terms of annual installed capacity.

- March 11, 2013

Solar Photovoltaic Demand to Reach 31 Gigawatts in 2013

Solar photovoltaic (PV) demand will increase two gigawatts (GW), from 29 GW to 31 GW during 2013, up 7 percent Y/Y according to the new NPD Solarbuzz Marketbuzz 2013. For the first...

- February 28, 2013

Solar Photovoltaic Demand in 2012 Falls Short of 30-GW Mark

Solar photovoltaic (PV) demand for 2012 reached just 29.0 GW, an increase of only 5 percent year-over-year compared to 27.7 GW in 2011, according to findings within the upcoming NPD...

- February 22, 2013

Is China Now the 'New' Germany of PV Demand?

The second half of 2012 proved to be a pivotal point in the PV industry. It finally cemented the rise of China as a major force in global PV demand, complementing its place as a leader...

- January 22, 2013

China Consumes 33% of Global Photovoltaic Panel Shipments in Q4'12, According to NPD Solarbuzz

The Chinese end-market dominated shipments of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels during the final quarter of 2012 with 33% of global end-market demand, according to new research released...

Michael Barker

Michael Barker

Michael Barker monitors the status of the global PV industry supply/demand balance and watches related emerging trends. His responsibilities include the Solarbuzz Quarterly and Marketbuzz reports. Barker is also a regular contributor to...

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