Sam Wilkinson

S&P Global Commodity Insights

Research and Analysis Director, Clean Energy Technology

Sam Wilkinson is an expert on the solar PV, batteries and energy storage industries. He is a director within the Clean Energy Technology & Renewables research team at S&P Global Commodity Insights. Sam coordinates and contributes to a wide range of custom research, consulting, and advisory projects, in addition to continued contributions to the team's syndicated research products. His areas of expertise are solar PV, battery technology and supply chain, and battery energy storage (for grid applications). Upon joining the team in 2008, He was responsible for researching the photovoltaic (PV) inverter market and the PV module and polysilicon supply chain, working closely with leading global suppliers to develop detailed analysis on these markets. He has also been responsible for establishing primary research reports focusing on solar demand and policy, complementing S&P Global Commodity Insights extensive research of the complete PV supply chain. Building on his experience in the solar research team, Sam established the Clean Energy Technology team's coverage of energy storage in 2012, covering a wide range of topics within this fast-developing sector, including the development of battery technology and the battery supply chain. Sam analysis and commentary is regularly published by leading PV and energy industry media and the global press. He has also presented at many leading industry events and conferences and previously worked in structural engineering. Sam holds a bachelor's degree in math and engineering from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.

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