Sam Wilkinson is a Director in the Clean Technology & Renewables research team at IHS Markit. Upon joining the team in 2008, Mr. Wilkinson 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 IHS Markit extensive research of the complete PV supply chain. Building on his experience in the solar research team, Mr. Wilkinson established the team’s coverage of energy storage in 2012, covering a a variety of topics within this fast-developing sector, including the development of battery technology and the battery supply chain. In addition to a continued contribution to the team’s syndicated research products, he also coordinates and contributes to custom research, consulting, and advisory projects. Mr. Wilkinson’s analysis and commentary is regularly published by leading energy industry media and the global press. He has also presented at many leading industry events and conferences. Mr. Wilkinson holds a bachelor’s degree in math and engineering from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, and previously worked in structural engineering.