Because of its dual investigation initiated by the EU in recent years, the development of the road in terms of PV began experiencing various difficulties. Last year, Zhejiang Province, which PV manufacturers about 80% of production. Although the state has successively introduced policies to stimulate domestic demand of PV, but the overall development is not much improvement, joint development of the PV inverter industry Difficult. PV inverter shipments appeared slightly down in 2011, but is expected to double by 2015 is expected to 52GW. According to market research firm said this, the PV inverter shipments in the year 2011 from the previous year, fell to 23.6GW 23.4GW. 2013 PV inverter sales will drop 20 percent to $ 20.5 billion, a decrease of $ 5 billion more than in 2012. This is due to the global PV installed capacity and PV module average selling prices caused.
In this full of challenges and opportunities of the year, the challenges of the inverter manufacturers will continue to face include certification standards, lower cost base and local manufacturing requirements and intense competition from local suppliers. Next year could be another challenging year, global revenue growth was flat, the traditional market will gradually shift, supplier base will be remodeling. Since the inverter prices continue to decline, as well as Japan, China, India and other emerging markets is difficult to penetrate the United States could lead to growth in emerging markets can not compensate for a decline in Germany and Italy and other core markets, the world’s ten largest PV inverter manufacturer probably would have been to influence. As the price benchmarks in some Asian countries is very low, the biggest obstacle to next year inverter manufacturers face is that they do not get to make up the European operations profitable business in Asia. With 15% of the PV inverter revenues declined, reaching 4.4 billion euros ($ 6.1 billion) because the average selling price fell 14 percent, which is higher than the previous forecast of 10 percent. The market research firm expects PV inverter shipments rose 5 percent in 2012, reaching 24.5GW. This will between 2013-2015 shipments reached 52GW projected force structure.