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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

  • Solar Power Generation

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

  • Solar Panel Installation in the US - Procurement Research Report

    ... solar marketing firms contract suppliers to install panels on residential and nonresidential buildings. However, some manufacturers provide this service directly. Vendors are responsible for managing the installation process and handling all required permits and relevant inspections. ... Read More

  • Worldwide Energy July 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

  • Global Markets, Technologies and Devices for Energy Harvesting

    ... forecasts in terms of value are presented in U.S. dollars, while forecasts in terms of volume are presented in thousands of units. Thousands was selected as a denomination because shipment volumes for some categories would ... Read More

  • Solar Power Generation in China - Industry Market Research Report

    ... PV, which utilizes solar cells to directly convert solar energy into electric energy. This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are ... Read More

  • Solar Panel Manufacturing in the US - Industry Market Research Report

    ... competition from low-cost Asian manufacturers, which have flooded the market with low priced solar panels and cells during the five-year period. Additionally, declining prices of natural gas and steaming coal have lowered the cost of ... Read More

  • United States Renewables Q3 2018

    ... financing. We hold anupbeat structural outlook for the US renewables sector, underpinned by the presence of federal tax incentives and favourable state-level policies, as well as increasing commitment from utilities and corporate power consumers to ... Read More

  • Czech Republic Renewables Q3 2018

    ... and around 6.4% of total electricity generated, howeversince the removal of subsidies the sector has stagnated and very little growth has been achieved since 2015. Wind and solar powerremain in the early stages of development ... Read More

  • Morocco Renewables Q3 2018

    ... decade. This will cement the country's pushto develop CSP solar capacity, given the technology's ability to store power and mitigate the impact of solar generationintermittence. We expect non-hydropower renewables to comprise 25% of power generation ... Read More

  • Solar Energy Equipment (UK) - Industry Report

    ... SUSSEX LTD and WAXMAN ENERGY LTD. This report covers activities such as solar panels, renewable energy, solar, solar energy, solar power and includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four ... Read More

  • Renewable Energy (EUROPEAN) - Industry Report

    ... PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A. and MITTELDEUTSCHE NETZGESELLSCHAFT STROM MBH. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing’s latest Renewable Energy (EUROPEAN) analysis is ideal for ... Read More

  • Renewable Energy (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY INC. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing’s latest Renewable Energy (GLOBAL) analysis is ideal for anyone wanting to: • ... Read More

  • Solar Lights Market Trends in China

    ... manufacturing capabilities and rising consumer consumptions in China have transformed China’s society and economy. China is one of the world’s major producers for industrial and consumer products. Far outpacing other economies in the world, China ... Read More

  • Renewable Energy (UK) - Industry Report

    ... ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES LTD and EPR THETFORD LTD. This report covers activities such as renewable energy, energy, wind, electricity, green energy and includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. ... Read More

  • Renewable Energy (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... EDISON INTERNATIONAL and GROUPE BRUXELLES LAMBERT SA. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing’s latest Renewable Energy (GLOBAL) analysis is ideal for anyone wanting ... Read More

  • Solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing (EUROPEAN) - Industry Report

    ... PHOTOVOLTAICS AG and FONROCHE ENERGIE. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing’s latest Solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing (EUROPEAN) analysis is ideal for anyone wanting to: ... Read More

  • Solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... ENERGY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. and SOLARWORLD AG. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing’s latest Solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing (GLOBAL) analysis is ideal for anyone ... Read More

  • North America Molten Salt Solar Energy Thermal Storage and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market by Manufacturers, Countries, Type and Application, Forecast to 2023

    ... of offshore wind turbines. Similar to a jack-up rig it is self-elevating. To enable quick relocation in the wind farm it is self-propelled. It also has a slender ship shaped hull to achieve a quick ... Read More

  • Finland Renewables Report Q3 2018

    ... termination of the government’s feed-in tariff programme andnew nuclear projects, which is likely to undermine investment into renewables capacity. Non-hydro renewables generation willaccount for just under 30% to the country’s total generation mix in 2027. Read More

  • Greece Renewables Report Q3 2018

    ... wind and solar power. The implementation of renewableenergy auctions in the country present a major upside risk to our forecasts and we will upwardly revise our forecasts should we seesignificant investor interest in the market. Read More

  • Philippines Renewables Report Q3 2018

    ... average of 10.7% between 2018 and 2020, with growth slowing thereafteras the project pipeline thins. That said, we are seeing a rise in investor interest in the market, notably for solar, which presents anupside rise ... Read More

  • Taiwan Renewables Report Q3 2018

    ... plan tophase-out nuclear power and replace with renewables generation and gas. We expect non-hydro renewables capacity to total13GW by 2027, from just under 3GW in 2017. Solar and wind will be the technologies of choice. Read More

  • Thailand Renewables Report Q3 2018

    ... between 2018 and 2027, totalling just under 14.4GW by 2027. As such, we expect Thailandwill be a renewables outperformer in the South East Asia region over the coming decade, in terms of total installed capacity. Read More

  • Russia Renewables Report Q3 2018

    ... power sector, overall the outlook for the market remains subdued. Totalrenewables capacity is forecast to increase from 1.7GW in 2018 to 2.5GW in 2027, still contributing less than 1% of total installedcapacity in Russia. Some ... Read More

  • Research Report on China’s Solar Polysilicon Industry, 2018-2022

    ... in China reached 53 GW in 2017, ranking first in the world for five consecutive years. Besides, the total installed capacity amounted to 130 GW, taking the first place for three consecutive years. Production scales ... Read More

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