Global power industry contracts in Q4 2019: Solar technology down 23%

16 February 2020 (Last Updated February 14th, 2020 09:37)

Global power industry contracts in Q4 2019: Solar technology down 23%

Solar technology contracts activity in Q4 2019 saw 307 contracts announced, marking a drop of 23% over the last four-quarter average of 399, according to GlobalData’s power industry contracts database.

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Looking at global power contracts activity divided by the type of technology, solar held the top position in terms of number of contracts during Q4 2019 with a 37.7% share.

The proportion of contracts by category in the Solar technology tracked by GlobalData in the quarter was as follows:

  1. Project Implementation: 140 contracts and a 45.6% share
  2. Power Purchase Agreement: 83 contracts and a 27% share
  3. Supply & Erection: 72 contracts and a 23.5% share
  4. Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: five contracts and a 1.6% share
  5. Consulting & Similar Services: four contracts and a 1.3% share
  6. Electricity Supply: three contracts and a 1% share.

Europe leads solar contracts activity in Q4 2019

Comparing contracts activity in solar technology in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position with 111 contracts and a share of 36.2% during Q4 2019, followed by Asia-Pacific with 73 contracts and a 23.8% share and North America with 64 contracts and a 20.8% share.

In fourth place was South and Central America with 32 contracts and a 10.4% share and in fifth place was Middle East and Africa with 27 contracts and an 8.8% share.

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Solar technology contracts in Q4 2019: Top companies by capacity

The top issuers of contracts in Solar technology for the quarter in terms of power capacity involved were:

  1. Solar Energy Corporation of India (India): 960MW from four contracts
  2. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (United Arab Emirates): 900MW from one contract
  3. Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica, Brazil (Brazil): 530MW capacity from 11 contracts.

Solar technology contracts in Q4 2019: Top winners by capacity

The top winners of contracts for the quarter in terms of power capacity involved were:

  1. China Gezhouba Group International Engineering (China): 1,050MW from two contracts
  2. ACWA Holding (Saudi Arabia) and Gulf Investment (Kuwait): 900MW from one contract
  3. STEAG Solar Energy Solutions (Germany): 440MW capacity from one contract.

All publicly-announced contracts are included in this analysis drawn from GlobalData’s Power database, which covers power plants, T&D projects, equipment markets, analysis reports, capacity and generation, and tracks tenders and contracts on a real-time basis.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported contracts are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s Power database.