growing demand cited as the main factors behind these figures, because these
two countries the largest conventional inverter company limited share. China
SMASolarTechnology IMS inverter to maintain its number one position, but its third consecutive year of decline in global share fell to just over 25% compared to 2009 to 40% decline. IMS said that this is due to demand for its products in the core markets decline.
Ten PV inverter supplier's overall market share of 62 per cent from 2011 to 2012 fell to 56%, despite the recent bankruptcy of the solar field, which usually implies merge.
The report found that, in fact, last year, a burst of mergers and acquisitions activity, AdvancedEnergy acquisition REFUsol, ABB acquisition of Power-One, the suppliers do not have much impact on ranking.
IMS parent, IHS PV inverters research manager Sam ∙ Wilkinson (SamWilkinson), said: "2012 saw many leading suppliers, including three companies SMA, Power-One and Kaco losing market share, mainly due to the They share in China and Japan is limited, in 2012 the rapid development of these two markets. "
"2012 to gain share in most of our suppliers are medium-sized enterprises, to develop into the market, and business is still mainly around the stagnation in the European market leader in its core markets in stark contrast to 2012 with more than 1% market share supplier The number increased to twenty four group of suppliers of this growth market revenue accounted for three-quarters. "
In the fast-growing market has a strong impact on suppliers and new technology recently received a significant market share, ranked top in the rankings. U.S. AdvancedEnergy and Enphase from 2011 were ranked eighth and eleventh in 2012 raised to the fourth and sixth.
Japanese Omron is the first of the top ten suppliers in
Asia. Meanwhile, in 2012 three
suppliers drop ten away: Satcon has declared bankruptcy; Siemens exit solar
business; SputnikEngineering, IMS said the company continues to focus on
stagnant European market.
The rise of emerging markets, especially
China and , is expected to bring local on grid inverter suppliers rapid expansion, as well as worldwide market segmentation. Japan
Wilkinson said: "The end result is that these new markets for existing vendor penetration in terms of challenging, because they have been ingrained supplier base. As the market continues to become more and more geographically diversified supply vendor base may continue to divide. "