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European Solar Power Market, Forecast to 2025

European Solar Power Market, Forecast to 2025

This research presents an analysis of the European solar power market. This study includes an in-depth analysis of the market with a specific focus on nine countries—Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Turkey and the Netherland—besides the Nordic Countries and Rest of Europe. End-user groups are residential, commercial & industrial and utility scale. Installed capacity and expected trends in end-user segments vary across countries. Application and technology are covered from the EU perspective. This study provides the description and analysis of the European solar power market at the top-level, as well as at the regional market level.

Following a significant drop in capacity addition in 2016, the European solar PV industry staged a recovery in 2017 by adding 8.6 GW solar capacity. The region is expected to add 16.5 GW by 2025 and grow at a CAGR of 8.4%. The European solar market generated €9.64 billion in 2017. It is expected to perform well in 2018 and generate revenue of €11.7 billion, increasing by 23.3% over the previous year. Continuing declines in solar PV costs, re-modelled support schemes and regulations, and energy storage alternatives are the key drivers for the market. Self-funding, power purchase agreements (PPAs) and leasing will remain the main financing models in EU countries. New business models such as on-site direct wire mini PPAs will be used to overcome regulatory barriers.

The research methodology adopted is a combination of primary and secondary research. Secondary research involves desk-based research. Primary research involves interaction with market participants and getting their perspective and feedback on our analysis.
Research Scope
This study will provide an in-depth analysis on the solar photovoltaic industry in terms of revenue and annual capacity additions and also talk about interesting trends technologies driving the growth of the European solar market. These insights will aid clients in identifying growth opportunities, promising areas and right technology/solutions to invest in; choose the addressable markets; and also develop innovative business models.

Key Issues Addressed
Is the European solar power market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
Are the existing competitors structured correctly to meet customer needs?
Will these companies, products and applications continue to exist?
What are the key drivers and restraints affecting the solar power market?
Are the technologies offered today meeting customer needs or are additional development needed?
How are the growth trends for solar power different in developed and developing markets?


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • CEO's Perspective
    • Associated Multimedia and Related Research
  • Market Overview
    • Market Scope
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
    • Distribution Channels
  • Drivers and Restraints-Solar Power Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecasts and Trends-Solar Power Market
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Pricing Analysis
      • Table Solar Power Market: Price Component Structure, Europe, 2017
    • Business and Financial Models
    • Europe
      • Table Solar Power Market: Average Price*, Europe, 2017 and 2025
      • Table Solar Power Market: Key Statistics, Europe, 2017-2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type, Europe, 2016-2025
    • Percent Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Region
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
    • Key Solar Power Market Participants
  • Country Profiles
    • Country Profile-Austria
      • Table Solar Power Market: Average Price*, Austria, 2017 and 2025
      • Table Solar Power Market: Key Statistics, Austria, 2017-2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type, Austria, 2016-2025
    • Country Profile-Switzerland
      • Table Solar Power Market: Average Price*, Switzerland, 2017 and 2025
      • Table Solar Power Market: Key Statistics, Switzerland, 2017-2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type, Switzerland, 2016-2025
    • Country Profile-Belgium
      • Table Solar Power Market: Average Price*, Belgium, 2017 and 2025
      • Table Solar Power Market: Key Statistics, Belgium, 2017-2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type, Belgium, 2016-2025
    • Country Profile-Germany
      • Table Solar Power Market: Average Price*, Germany, 2017 and 2025
      • Table Solar Power Market: Key Statistics, Germany, 2017-2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type, Germany, 2016-2025
    • Country Profile-Italy
      • Table Solar Power Market: Average Price*, Italy, 2017 and 2025
      • Table Solar Power Market: Key Statistics, Italy, 2017-2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type, Italy, 2016-2025
    • Country Profile-The United Kingdom
      • Table Solar Power Market: Average Price*, United Kingdom, 2017 and 2025
      • Table Solar Power Market: Key Statistics, United Kingdom, 2017-2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type, United Kingdom, 2016-2025
    • Country Profile-France
      • Table Solar Power Market: Average Price*, France, 2017 and 2025
      • Table Solar Power Market: Key Statistics, France, 2017-2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type, France, 2016-2025
    • Country Profile-Spain
      • Table Solar Power Market: Average Price*, Spain, 2017 and 2025
      • Table Solar Power Market: Key Statistics, Spain, 2017-2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type, Spain, 2016-2025
    • Country Profile-Turkey
      • Table Solar Power Market: Average Price*, Turkey, 2017 and 2025
      • Table Solar Power Market: Key Statistics, Turkey, 2017-2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type, Turkey, 2016-2025
    • Country Profile-The Netherlands
      • Table Solar Power Market: Average Price*, Netherlands, 2017and 2025
      • Table Solar Power Market: Key Statistics, Netherlands, 2017-2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type, Netherlands, 2016-2025
    • Country Profile-Nordic Countries
      • Table Solar Power Market: Average Price*, Nordic Countries, 2017 and 2025
      • Table Solar Power Market: Key Statistics, Nordic Countries, 2017-2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type, Nordic Countries, 2016- 2025
    • Country Profile-Rest of Europe
      • Table Solar Power Market: Average Price*, Rest of Europe, 2017-2025
      • Table Solar Power Market: Key Statistics, Rest of Europe, 2017-2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type, Rest of Europe, 2016- 2025
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Growth Opportunity 1-Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Growth Opportunity 2-Expand Offerings to Include Residential and C&I Storage
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions

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