iSuppli's Photovoltaics analysts are well-respected market experts with in-depth experience in Photovoltaics, microelectronics, nanotechnology, semiconductor physics, and clean room technology.
In their research of the PV markets, solar panel systems, and energy management trends, PV analysts use primary and secondary data-gathering techniques for obtaining information on capacity, production levels, shipments, installations, inventory, price, and revenue. Data sources include interviews, surveys, and various public repositories.
In creating forecasts, PV analysts consider activity at every node in the supply and demand chains, relying on historical data from the most recent months as a base. A variety of modeling and scoring techniques are then used to create a forecast. Combinations of supply and demand scenarios are created, and a likely outcome is chosen. Other considered factors include PV installations by country, technology, and segment; government policy impacts on incentives; and project ROI.
For capital spending and production forecasts, PV analysts augment what companies claim with a series of credibility factors. Inventory levels between nodes in the supply chain are measured and considered. For pricing, analysts assess competitive dynamics, along with various supply and demand scenarios at each node.
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