28 Aug '12, 5pm

Year-end #solar demand surge ahead

PV demand from the Asia Pacific (APAC) region is forecast to grow by 80% year-over-year (Y/Y) during the second half of 2012 (2H'12), driven by fourth-quarter demand at the 5.3 GW level, according to new research featured in the NPD Solarbuzz Asia Pacific Major PV Markets Quarterly. Although major European markets have historically fueled strong year-end PV demand, the fourth quarter of 2012 (Q4'12) will represent a transition phase within the PV industry, as demand becomes increasingly global and further diversified across new and emerging PV regions. "Strong growth in APAC and other emerging PV markets is providing new impetus for companies active within downstream PV segments," says Wolfgang Schlichting, research director at NPD Solarbuzz. "However, in established PV markets, the short-term business environment will remain challenging for the remainder of 2012, with con...

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