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Solar Power Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

Solar power can be generally defined as radiation from the sun transformed into an energy source. Since the sun radiates both light and heat, two corresponding technologies have been developed to harness each form: solar electric (or “photovoltaic” technology) converts the sun’s light into electricity; solar thermal technology converts the sun’s heat into energy.

The basic unit of all solar electric technology is the photovoltaic (PV) cell. PV cells generate electricity by exploiting the “photovoltaic effect” where, under certain conditions, electrons flow through semiconductor materials when exposed to sunlight.

Solar electric (PV) and solar thermal (ST) are proving technologies, however; the primary industry focus currently is on grid-tied solar electric photovoltaic (PV) power, with solar thermal (ST) power accorded a secondary focus. The reason for taking this approach is that, as presently constituted, the U.S. solar market is built primarily on sales of PV systems.

The solar power market cannot be properly understood without reference to the overall U.S. electricity market, which is thoroughly dominated by coal, natural gas, and nuclear power. Thus the status quo electricity market based on non-renewable energy power must be taken into scope.

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Solar Power Industry Research & Market Reports

  • Power-to-gas Market by technology (Electrolysis and Methanation), Capacity (Less than 100 kW, 100–999kW, 1000 kW and Above), End-User (Commercial, Utilities, and Industrial), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific) - Global Forecast to 2024

    ... The power-to-gas market is expected to reach USD 42 million by 2024, at a CAGR of 10.1% from 2019 to 2024 The global power-to-gas market is projected to reach USD 42 million by 2024 from ... Read More

  • Solar Shading Systems (NORDIC) - Industry Report

    ... top 100 companies, including NIMEX AB, MARKIS- & PERSIENNFABRIKEN I SMAALAND AB and TIBRINGS MARKIS & PERSIENN AB. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll ... Read More

  • Renewable Energy (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... including SHELL DEUTSCHLAND OIL GMBH, OERSTED SALG & SERVICE A/S and STATKRAFT SF. This report covers activities such as energy, renewable, wind, water, fuel and includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over ... Read More

  • Solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing (EUROPEAN) - Industry Report

    ... top 90 companies, including CENTROTHERM INTERNATIONAL AG, 7C SOLARPARKEN AG and PV CRYSTALOX SOLAR PLC. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing’s latest Solar ... Read More

  • Renewable Energy (EUROPEAN) - Industry Report

    ... including JOINT STOCK COMPANY INTER RAO UES, PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A. and UK POWER NETWORKS HOLDINGS LIMITED. This report covers activities such as energy, renewable, wind, water, fuel and includes a wealth of information on ... Read More

  • Renewable Energy (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... including E.ON SE, PERUSAHAAN LISTRIK NEGARA, PT (PERSERO) PLN and SSE PLC. This report covers activities such as Electric, electricity, power, gas, fuel and includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the ... Read More

  • Solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... top 250 companies, including JINKOSOLAR HOLDING CO., LTD., RENESOLA ZHEJIANG LTD. and SOLARGIGA ENERGY HOLDINGS LIMITED. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing’s latest ... Read More

  • Morocco Renewables Q4 2019

    ... in the market. We forecast a total of 4GW ofrenewablescapacity to be added between the end of 2018 and 2028, with new opportunities set to emerge across onshore wind,PV and CSPsolar as the Moroccan government ... Read More

  • Worldwide Energy May 2018

    ... sources and applications. These include oil, gas, coal nuclear, electric, solar and the latest energy alternatives. Articles cover exploration and operation of various energy sources, and R&D and production of energy conservation products and processes. Read More

  • South Africa Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Analysis: Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2019

    ... analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the solar PV market in South Africa. The research details renewable power market outlook in the country (includes wind, small hydro, biopower and solar PV) and ... Read More

  • Australia Renewables Q4 2019

    ... While this is likely to remain the case goingforwards, a lack of coordinated policy at the federal level will deter some investors. We forecast non-hydro renewables capacity tototal 34.8GW by 2028, accounting for more than ... Read More

  • Chile Renewables Q4 2019

    ... will draw significant investmentfrom the private sector over the next decade. The government's plans to reduce the role of coal-fired thermal power, combined withthe falling costs of some of these technologies, will also play a ... Read More

  • Russia Renewables Q4 2019

    ... boosted by new local manufacturing capacity, as projects will not behampered by local content requirements. While subsidised gas will crowd out some investment as thermal power remainsdominant, the completion and successful operation of renewables projects ... Read More

  • Solar Power Generation

    ... Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, SunEdison, and TerraForm Power (all based in the US); as well as SPIC (China), Enerparc (Germany), Lightsource BP Renewable Energy (UK), and Panda Green Energy (Hong Kong). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE ... Read More

  • Renewable Energy Inverters Market by Application and Geography - Global Forecast and Analysis 2019-2023

    ... wind energy, EV, and solar PV. Our analysis also considers the sales of renewable energy inverters in APAC, Europe, North America, and ROW. In 2018, the solar PV segment had a significant market share, and ... Read More

  • Portugal Renewables Q4 2019

    ... where a number of new projects have beenawarded through the energy auction held in July 2019, including some under a pay-to-produce model, which attracted record-breaking bids. Numerous domestic and foreign companies have been awarded contracts ... Read More

  • United States Renewables Q4 2019

    ... projects. Falling technology costs, the increasingprevalence of corporate power purchase agreements as a growth driver, and robust state-level supports are factors that lead us toexpect the renewables sector to grow its share in the American ... Read More

  • Brazil Renewables Q4 2019

    ... totalling just under51.7GW by 2028, underpinned by robust government support for the sector, resilient investor interest in the market and astrengthening project pipeline. Wind and solar power will be the key growth drivers of capacity. Read More

  • Philippines Renewables Q4 2019

    ... a strong political commitmentand more incentives in order to support growth. We expect non-hydro renewables generation to decline slightly to 10.2% of thetotal power mix by 2028 due to the development of thermal sources. By ... Read More

  • Solar Home Systems Market by Type and Geography - Global Forecast an Analysis 2019-2023

    ... and cash products. Our analysis also considers the sales of solar home systems in MEA and ROW. In 2018, the PAYG products segment had a significant market share, and this trend is expected to continue ... Read More

  • ASEAN Renewable Energy Market, Forecast to 2023

    ... of this study is on three major technologies: solar PV, wind power, and bioenergy (biomass and biogas). The markets in Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Singapore have been researched in detail for each ... Read More

  • Thailand Renewables Q4 2019

    ... of the total power mix. This is due to strong government support for renewable energy and positivefundamentals, including a strengthening equipment manufacturing base, improving access to financing and headwinds to thethermal sector, particularly for coal. Read More

  • Solar Panels - UK - September 2019

    ... there is optimism for strong growth to return to the subsidy-free UK solar PV market, reflecting falling costs in solar technology, innovation in solar-plus-storage systems as well as the emergence of innovative finance and business ... Read More

  • India Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Analysis: Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2019

    ... offer comprehensive information and understanding of the solar PV market in India. The research details renewable power market outlook in India (includes hydro, geothermal, small hydro,wind, biopower and solar PV) and provides forecasts up to ... Read More

  • Indonesia Renewables Q4 2019

    ... continue to dominate therenewables sector with solar and wind power currently making only a limited overall contribution to renewables output. The marketboasts a strong project pipeline with our Key Projects Database showing almost 3.3GW of ... Read More

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