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GlobalData reveals top 10 solar power influencers on Twitter in Q1 2020


May 12, 2020 ( Newswire) An analysis of GlobalData's Solar Power Influencer Platform, which tracks more than 100 leading experts in solar power and their discussions pertaining to the emerging trends, pain areas, new fields of innovation and other popular areas on Twitter, has revealed Arik Ring, expert energy consultant in solar and clean technology, as the top influencer during the first quarter (Q1) of 2020.

Tor Valenza, founder and CEO of UnThink Solar, was ranked second among the industry experts with an influencer score of 73, followed by Dr.Thomas Hillig, founder of THEnergy with an influencer score 60.

The US emerged as the most mentioned country among influencer conversations on solar power as solar surpassed natural gas and wind to become the leading source of new US electric generating capacity last year, at nearly 40% of the market, as the residential market regained its stride. However, the COVID-19 outbreak is now threating the project schedules in this booming solar industry with disruptions to supplies of components and labour shortages.

Among influencer discussions, #solar, #renewableenergy, #cleanenergy, #energystorage and #wind emerged as most popular trends on solar power.

First Solar is the most discussed company among influencer discussions in Q1 2020, followed by Tesla and JinkoSolar. The discussions about First Solar company were largely led by company's fourth-quarter results where it incurred a loss of US$59m. The company is also believed to sub-contract its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to third party.

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Notes to Editors

  • The information is based on GlobalData's Solar Power Influencer Platform, which tracks most relevant activity of the leading industry experts on Twitter
  • This press release was written using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research, and in-house analysis conducted by GlobalData's team of industry experts

About GlobalData's Influencer Platform

The Influencer Platform is a part of GlobalData's Disruptor Database that decodes emerging tech-enabled opportunities with must-have information on promising start-ups, technology led innovations, latest sector trends, consumer insights, and venture capital portfolio investments. It helps monitor competitor strategies, predict emerging trends, monetize disruptive innovation, decode smart money, mine thought leadership, and capture digital consumers.

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4,000 of the world's largest companies, including over 70% of FTSE 100 and 60% of Fortune 100 companies, make timelier and better business decisions thanks to GlobalData's unique data, expert analysis and innovative solutions, all in one platform. GlobalData's mission is to help our clients decode the future to be more successful and innovative across a range of industries, including the healthcare, consumer, retail, technology, energy, financial and professional services sectors.

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