1 The biggest opportunity in the current market is in commercial & industrial PV (according to 45.7% of respondents)
2 93% expect strong market growth in the next 5 years (with 41.3% forecasting exponential growth)
3 Resolution of grid connection issues is of most importance to ensure continued growth (with more competitive financing and introduction of net metering coming joint second)
4 The biggest threat to the South African PV market is the reluctance of Eskom and municipalities (as cited by 60.6% of respondents)
5 71% feel that raising local content requirements is beneficial to the development of the market
6 58.6% are evaluating opportunities in Africa, with 21% already doing business there
*Results from the 'Solar Indaba 2014 Industry Survey'. Full report available next week
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