The global solar Photovoltaic (PV) market increased in capacity by around 37 GW between 2012 and 2013, led by China with 13.4 GW alone. The boom in solar PV installations in the country in 2013, especially in H2, was the outcome of the expected decline in Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs) for large-scale projects from January 2014. Japan occupied second position in the global market with 6.4 GW. Compared to the remarkable growth in the PV sector in 2013, global CSP numbers were low at 946 MW. However, as the economics and market dynamics of these sectors are different, the low CSP figure cannot necessarily be compared with the high PV figure. Of the global CSP market in 2013, the US accounted for the majority share with 57%.

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• The report provides detailed analysis about 2013 Solar Market which includes both Photovoltaic (PV) and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) markets
• It focuses on solar demand and supply outlook for the year 2013
• This report also discusses the performance of key solar PV and CSP markets in H2, 2013 over H1, 2013
• Moreover, it provides analyst perspective on the key policy moves undertaken by the leading PV markets - China and Japan.

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The report makes the reader conversant with -

• 2013 Solar Market Outlook of both PV and CSP Markets
• Performance of the key solar PV and CSP markets in H2, 2013 over H1, 2013
• Expected PV market size of the key markets in the year 2014
• The rationale behind key policy moves undertaken by the leading PV markets - China and Japan
• It also gives a snapshot of the key solar PV projects installed across the globe in the year 2013 coupled with the major developers who has developed these projects
• It also lists the solar auctions that are expected to take place in the year 2014
• Module Production Growth by technology from 2010 - 2013 coupled with module price movement by quarter
• Crystalline and thin-film utilization rates in the year 2013
• EBIT Margins of key Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
• LCOE of Solar PV and CSP technologies

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Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 1
1.1 List of Tables 1
1.2 List of Figures 2
2 2013 Global Solar Market - China Leads by a Landslide 3
2.1 Key Takeaways 3
2.2 Solar PV Power Market Analysis - H1 2013 vs. H2 2013 4
2.3 Solar Demand Outlook 6
2.4 Solar Supply Outlook 14
2.5 Appendix 18
2.6 Disclaimer 21

List of Tables

Table 1: Overview of Upcoming Solar Auctions, 2014 8
Table 2: Solar CSP Projects Commissioned in Key Markets in 2013 10
Table 3: Abbreviations 18

List of Figures

Figure 1: China, Japan, US - H2 2013 Performance Surpasses H1 2013 4
Figure 2: Germany, Italy, India - H2 2013 Observes Downswing Compared to H1 2013 5
Figure 3: UK and Thailand - H2 2013 Witnessed Mixed Performance Compared to H1 2013 5
Figure 4: Solar PV Power Market Outlook - China, Japan and the US Will Continue to Occupy Top Slots in 2014 6
Figure 5: Number of Solar Auctions in Q1 2014 to Set Up a Platform of Opportunities for Investors 7
Figure 6: Key Solar PV Projects Installed in 2013 9
Figure 7: Global Solar CSP Market in 2013 - US Conquers Half of the CSP Market 10
Figure 8: China's Move Towards Distributed Solar Generation 11
Figure 9: Japan to Discontinue its Residential Solar Subsidy Program 12
Figure 10: Solar Module Production by Technology, (MW), 2010-2013 14
Figure 11: Crystalline and Thin-Film Modules - Factory Utilization Rate (%) 15
Figure 12: Global Weighted Average Solar Module Price by Quarter, 2013 16
Figure 13: Annual Earnings Before Interest and Tax Margins of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), 2009 - Q3, 2013 17
Figure 14: LCOE by Power Technology, $/MWh 18