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Global Solar Power Market, 2018 Update

Global Solar Power Market, 2018 Update

This research report presents the Global Solar Power Market, with a specific focus on solar photovoltaic (PV). The study includes an in-depth analysis of the solar power market with a specific focus on eight regions—North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, China, India, Africa, and the Middle East. End-user groups are residential, commercial and industrial, and utility scale. Installed capacity and expected trends in end-user segments vary across regions. Application and technology are covered at a global perspective. This research service provides the description and analysis of the global solar power market at the top-level, as well as the regional market level.

Global solar PV continues on a period of exceptional growth; its annual installed capacity in 2017 was 101.6 GW, almost double the 51.4 GW installed in 2015. The pace of growth is forecast to slow significantly over the next few years, but growth post-2020 will see the market increase to 144.6 GW in 2025. The market is largely driven by cost reduction of solar modules. Economies of scale, technological advancement, and increasing automation in production are key forces behind the price reduction in solar modules. The global agenda for renewable and clean energy sources pave the way for the development of solar power. Technological advances in battery storage solutions integrated with solar PV systems provide residential and commercial/industrial end-users with the opportunity to reduce peak periods, by delivering their stored power on-demand.

The research methodology 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 Benefits
This study will provide an in-depth analysis on the solar photovoltaic industry in terms of revenue and annual capacity additions; it will also discuss interesting trends and technologies driving solar market growth. These insights will aid clients in identifying growth opportunities, promising areas and right technology/solution to invest in, choose the addressable markets, and also develop innovative business models.

Key Issues Addressed
Is the global 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
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • CEO's Perspective
    • Associated Multimedia and Related Research
  • Market Overview
    • Market Scope
    • Regional Scope
    • Market Definitions
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
    • Market Structure
    • Market Segmentation by Region
    • Distribution Channels
  • Drivers and Restraints-Solar Power Market
    • Drivers and Restraints
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecasts and Trends-Solar Power Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Solar Power Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2017
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Solar Power Market: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2015-2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast, Global, 2015-2025
    • Regulatory Snapshot
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table Solar Power Market: Regional Pricing Forecasts, Global, 2017
    • Pricing Analysis
      • Table Solar Power Market: Price Component Structure, Global, 2017
    • Financial Trends and Incentives
    • Technology Analysis
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Region
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Region, Global, 2015-2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Region Discussion
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Region, Global, 2017 and 2025
    • Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table Solar Power Market: Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2015-2025
    • Revenue Forecast by Region Discussion
      • Table Solar Power Market: Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2017 and 2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type, Global, 2015-2025
  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis-Solar Power Market
    • Competitive Analysis
    • Competitive Analysis-Market Share
    • Competitive Environment
    • Strategic Analysis-Five Forces Model
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Growth Opportunity 1-Manufacturing in Different Regions
    • Growth Opportunity 2-Expand Offerings to Include Residential and C&I Storage
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • CEO's 360 Degree Perspective on the Solar Power Market
    • CEO's 360 Degree Perspective
  • North America Analysis
    • North America-Strategic Insights
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Solar Power Market: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2017 and 2025
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast, North America, 2015-2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast Discussion
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Country
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Country, North America, 2015-2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type, North America, 2015-2025
    • Competitive Environment
  • Europe Analysis
    • Europe-Strategic Insights
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Solar Power Market: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2015-2025
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast, Europe, 2015-2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast Discussion
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Country
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast, Europe, 2015-2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type, Europe, 2015-2025
    • Competitive Environment
  • Asia-Pacific Analysis
    • Asia-Pacific-Strategic Insights
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Solar Power Market: Revenue Forecast, Asia-Pacific, 2015-2025
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast, Asia-Pacific, 2015-2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast Discussion
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Country
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Country, Asia-Pacific, 2015-2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type, Asia-Pacific, 2015-2025
    • Competitive Environment
  • China Analysis
    • China-Strategic Insights
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Solar Power Market: Revenue Forecast, China, 2015-2025
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast, China, 2015-2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast Discussion
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type, China, 2015-2025
    • Competitive Environment
  • India Analysis
    • India-Strategic Insights
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Solar Power Market: Revenue Forecast, India, 2015-2025
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast, India, 2015-2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast Discussion
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type, India, 2015-2025
    • Competitive Environment
  • Latin America Analysis
    • Latin America-Strategic Insights
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Solar Power Market: Revenue Forecast, Latin America, 2015-2025
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast, Latin America, 2017 and 2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast Discussion
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Country
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Country, Latin America, 2015-2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type, Latin America, 2015-2025
    • Competitive Environment
  • Africa Analysis
    • Africa-Strategic Insights
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Solar Power Market: Revenue Forecast, Africa, 2015-2025
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast, Latin Africa, 2015-2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast Discussion
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type, Africa, 2015-2025
    • Competitive Environment
  • Middle East Analysis
    • Middle East-Strategic Insights
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Solar Power Market: Revenue Forecast, Middle East, 2015-2025
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast, Middle East, 2015-2025
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast Discussion
    • Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type
      • Table Solar Power Market: Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type, Middle East, 2015-2025
    • Competitive Environment
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology

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