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Solar Market Tracker - North America

October 16, 2019  | Subscribers Only

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The Solar Market Tracker - North America provides forecasts and analysis for installed PV capacity in the United States and Canada at a country and state/province level. The tracker is updated at least quarterly to provide the most up-to-date projections for each market based on the latest policy changes and market developments.

In each tracker we present historical installations and five year forecasts by system and installation type for 50 states and the District of Columbia in the United States and key provinces in Canada. A rolling 8-quarter forecast/historical is also provided.

A report summarizing key PV market changes is also provided each quarter, presenting a market overview for key regions and states with details of forecast assumptions and market drivers.

The tracker also includes the following information and data:

  • PV system pricing by system type
  • PV attractiveness by system type for each state market
  • Component prices and supplier market shares for PV modules and inverters in North America

Long-term utility resource plans and cost-competitive procurement continue to drive greater demand for utility-scale solar
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Emboldened clean energy mandates and surging corporate appetite for renewables drive further demand for utility-scale solar
July 12, 2019
Driven by tax credits and competitive pricing, the United States is forecast to install 82 GWdc of PV from 2019 to 2023
April 04, 2019
Recent state-level policy victories, voluntary initiatives by utilities and corporates, and extended eligibility of the ITC to drive substantial growth of PV in the US market from 2019 to 2022
December 19, 2018
Amidst a turbulent trade policy landscape, utilities and state governments in the United States push forward with plans to deploy solar PV
September 28, 2018
Utility-scale PPAs in the United States are rapidly approaching levels below $30/MWh
June 27, 2018
New tariffs shake up US solar market but demand to remain strong with 72 GW of PV installations from 2018 to 2022
April 06, 2018
Outlook for PV market in North America cut by over 7 GW as new tariffs threaten to slow demand for utility-scale PV
December 29, 2017

Camron Barati

Senior Analyst, Solar & Energy Storage

Camron Barati is a Senior Research Analyst in the IHS Markit Technology Solar & Energy Storage team.

Maria Chea

Analyst, Solar

Maria J. Chea is a Research Analyst in the IHS Markit Technology solar team.

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