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Forecast: Photovoltaic Solar Panels, Worldwide, 2011-2016, 1H12 Update

Published: 03 February 2012

ID: G00231376

Analyst(s): James F. Hines, Alfonso Velosa , Philip Koh


The photovoltaic solar panel industry remains awash in excess production capacity, and uncertainty over the future of government incentives creates a wide range of possible outcomes during the next one to five years.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Demand-Side Factors
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • United States
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
  • Supply-Side Factors

Forecast Data


  • The Winds of Politics Make Folly of PV Forecasts
  • Technology and Manufacturing

Forecast Methodology

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