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Paula Mints is the Founder and Chief Market Research Analyst of the global solar market research firm SPV Market Research, www.spvmarketresearch.com. Ms. Mints began her solar market research career in 1997 with Strategies Unlimited. In 2005 she left Strategies Unlimited for Navigant where she continued her practice as a Director in Navigant's Energy Practice until October 2012, when she founded SPV Market Research.

Areas of expertise include: Global markets and applications for solar products, cell and module cost and price analysis, system and system component (including inverters, trackers and other balance of system components) analysis, and trend analysis. 

All of Ms. Mints work is based on primary research of the supply and demand sides of the solar industry. The database that forms the foundation of her work was established in 1974. Ms. Mints has continued the classic market research methodology that was established at that time.

Ms. Mints provides classic market research products based on primary research and focused on the supply and demand sides of the solar industry and its technologies. She is the author of many articles on the economics and behavior of the solar industry, specifically photovoltaic technologies and markets. Ms. Mints work was cited in the US Department of Energy's current SunShot report, Photovoltaic System Pricing Trends, 2014 Edition. Her chapter, Overview of Photovoltaic Production, Markets and Perspectives, was published in the Fraunhofer/Elsevier book Advances in Photovoltaics Volume 1, edited by Dr. Gerhard Willeke and Dr. Eicke Weber. Ms. Mints is on the expert committee for the EU Photovoltaic Technology Platform (www.eupvplatform.org).


Ms. Mints earned her MBA at San Jose State University in 1999.