Ash Sharma, Senior Research Director, IMS Research

Articles

Energy Efficiency & Management January 26, 2012

UK Government on solar back foot – Tariff confusion continues

With feed-in tariffs (FiT) declared illegal by the UK's High Court, the PV market is in a state of flux with one of its major assets no longer being a factor.

By Ash Sharma, Senior Research Director, IMS Research
January 16, 2012

Could PV installations really have reached 26 GW in 2011?

The simple answer is yes. Certainly enough modules and inverters were sold, and if installations really did hit 7.5 GW in Germany then this would undoubtedly mean that at least 26 GW was installed globally last year, with Germany retaining its position as the largest market, followed closely by Italy.

By Ash Sharma, Senior Research Director, IMS Research
September 30, 2011

Chinese module suppliers see short-term pain, long-term gain

In spite of recent troubles in the PV industry, many suppliers see the potential growth as very strong, which will help the industry long-term.

By Ash Sharma, Senior Research Director, IMS Research
July 8, 2011

PV inverter market down in 2011 but growth still possible, for some at least…

The market is down, but should improve depending on stabilizing module prices. The overall market future looks bright for the next five years, however.

By Ash Sharma, Senior Research Director, IMS Research