The solar industry is moving forward at such breakneck speed that it’s hard to keep up with what’s happening it in every segment. From the microinverter boom to the state of solar panels, inverters to racking & mounting to financing — if you blink, it feels like you’ve missed an eternity.
Not to worry — as always, Solar Power World has you covered.
We’ve reached out to experts in 16 mission-critical segments of the solar industry to ask where they see trends in each segment now and what they foresee coming next.
The news is not all good. Expect panel manufacturers to follow the emerging lead of their inverter partners and consolidate significantly. And some experts warn that if the PTC does not get extended beyond 2016, the industry could stumble again in 2017.
In the here and now, however, those problems are a long way off (and if the industry plans properly, those issues may not happen at all).
Right now, the state of the solar industry is strong. U.S. installations are soaring, and short-term predictions of further growth augur well for the future. Innovations are coming, fast and furious, into every facet of the industry — and people around the world are sitting up and taking notice.
Each of our editors focuses on specific areas of the industry, so believe us when we tell you: You will not find more comprehensive coverage of the solar industry in one place. SPW
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