Solar Research. Market and Policy Intelligence.

Your Challenge As larger, more established markets become saturated, renewable energy developers, manufacturers, and financiers must identify other NEW and EMERGING global markets. But, one size does not fit all, organizations must recognize and identify markets that play to their distinct strengths.
Our Solution ClearSky Advisors’ SMART Service provides the renewable energy industry with a customized approach that identifies key global markets that meet your UNIQUE needs. In as little as two weeks from initiation the SMART service will give you a data-driven go-to-market plan.


Evaluate evaluate Step 1: ClearSky Advisors will develop a unique company scorecard based on your objectives and capabilities.
Align & Identify align Step 2: Your scorecard is applied to our list of over 110 global solar PV markets to identify jurisdictions that align with your strengths and requirements. Each of the markets has been classified on more than 50 factors to optimize alignment.
Act act Step 3: Position yourself to hit the ground running with our market tracking service and risk assessment tools, designed to deliver up-to-date and reliable emerging market intelligence.

Selected Scorecard Criteria

Policy   Fundamental   Other

• Solar PV Market Maturity

• Effectiveness of Solar Policies

• Economic andInvestment Risk


• Cost of Electricity

• Size of Electricity Market

• Need for New Generation Capacity

• Solar Resource


• Forecasted Growth (utility, commercial, and residential-scale)

• Alignment with Objectives and Capabilities

100+ Markets Covered

Northern Africa
Southern Africa
South America
Central America
North America
Emerging Europe
Middle East
Southern Asia
Southeastern Asia

Argentina PV Market Overview

SOLAR  l  Q2, 2013  l  Report


Saudi Arabia PV Market Forecast

SOLAR  l  Q2, 2013  l  Report


Turkey PV Market Forecast

SOLAR  l  Q2, 2013  l  Report


Ontario PV Equipment Buyer Study

SOLAR l Q1, 2013 l Report


Latin America and the Caribbean Solar PV: Comprehensive Overview and Market Forecast 2013-2016

SOLAR l Q3, 2012 l Report

Global Emerging Solar PV Market and Policy Intelligence

SOLAR  l  Country Coverage  l  Subscription


United States Solar PV Market and Policy Intelligence

SOLAR  l  State-by-State Coverage  l  Subscription


Latin America and the Caribbean Solar PV Market and Policy Intelligence

SOLAR  l  Country Coverage  l  Subscription


Canadian Solar PV Market and Policy Intelligence

SOLAR l  Provincial Coverage  l  Subscription

ClearSky Advisors has experience with a wide range of consulting engagements for the solar industry, having managed projects for developers, manufacturers, investors, government, and associations. While we treat every client situation as unique, our engagements typically fall into one of the following categories:

Economic Benefit Analysis for Solar Projects

Solar project development is inherently complex and impacts many different stakeholders. While renewable energy projects are generally viewed positively, developers neglect broad stakeholder engagement at their own peril. A generating facility will have to exist within a community and supply energy for common consumption for a long period, affecting both local and regional stakeholders, private as well as public stakeholders, elected politicians, and bureaucrats.

At ClearSky Advisors we believe in a fact-based engagement strategy; a positive approach that recognizes the interest of all of those stakeholders and at same time minimizes development risk. We bring to the table a unique blend of economic modeling capabilities, communication ability and process skills that we can deploy seamlessly to assess the benefits of solar project to its respective municipality.

Download scope sheet to find out more.


Business Planning and Strategy Evaluation

Strategic planning in fast changing environments is difficult. Whereas a shift in market conditions could represent a significant risk to your current strategy it can also represent an opportunity. Of particular importance is knowing which market and policy changes should prompt you to revise your strategy and which you can confidently ignore. Companies that survive in such a dynamic environment are those that can combine strategic nimbleness with resilience in execution.

ClearSky Advisors works with our clients to accelerate their strategic and business planning process and make key decision based on facts. Our combination of experience, proprietary methodology and capabilities allow us to engage with clients at any point of their planning process in a time and cost efficient manner.

Contact us to schedule an informal conversation about our dynamic modeling approach and how it can strengthen and accelerate your planning process.

Market Entry Strategy and New Product Launch

Solar energy is increasingly going global with new market opportunities are emerging in all corners of the world. Which opportunities are the best fit for your company and products? Who and where are your first customers in a new market or for your next product?

ClearSky Advisors can leverage our knowledge of local markets around the world to help identify the best market approach for you, including identifying and qualifying potential partners, projects and customers. Our approach is fast, results oriented, and resource efficient.

Contact us to discuss markets of interest.

Market Assessment

When you need an independent assessment of markets, market attractiveness, competitive landscapes, regulatory and policy impacts etc, we can quickly assemble the right data to answer your key questions.

Contact us to discuss markets of interest.

Partner Identification

Almost every company throughout the solar energy value chain relies on strategic partners, suppliers, and/or customers.  Finding the right partners is sometimes a difficult and sensitive task.  ClearSky Advisors can help you throughout the partner identification process of identification, short-lising, and selection.  Whether you are looking for a new supplier, leads for potential distributors/installers/developers, or just looking for the projects that meet a predetermined set of criteria – ClearSky Advisors and its network can help.

Contact us to discuss your needs.

ClearSky Advisors is actively developing software that allows our clients to do more with market research.  Currently, our offerings fall under the following categories:

Market Forecasts

We know that our clients are busy so we write brief, fact-based reports.  However, we also know that reading through reports is not always the best use of your time.  We developed our Market Forecast Databases for organizations who need the most relevant market data and intelligence available but in a convenient format that is quick to review and easy to reference.

Delivered monthly, our databases provide you with 5-10 year market forecasts that consider high, expected, and low case scenarios for the residential, commercial, and utility-scale sectors in a given region.

Currently, the following Market Forecast Databases are available:

  • Americas PV Forecast Database
  • Global Emerging Markets Forecast Database
  • Incentive-Free Markets Database

Please contact us for more information.

Dynamic Forecasting Tool - Sensitivity and Scenario Analysis

We offer a sophisticated forecasting tool for users who want to perform detailed scenario analyses to quantify potential risks and opportunities. This tool links directly to our database of key factors that impact market attractiveness and risk. The user can change key variables and watch the impact on market forecasts in order to quantify impact by country and by market segment.

Click here for more information and subscription options.

Project and Company Information

As part of our research process, we’ve been able to develop a large database of key players on the ground in many markets around the globe as well as detailed information about project announcements, applications, and development.

We offer this information to our clients in a number of ways and by working together to narrow down the companies and projects that are of most interest to your organization.  Please contact us for more information.

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