Photovoltaic Panels in the US - Procurement Research Report

Photovoltaic Panels Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of photovoltaic (PV) panels, which include thin-film panels and cells, crystalline silicon panels and cells and other photovoltaic cells that convert sunlight to electrical power. PV panels are also called solar panels. PV panels are sold by manufacturers, wholesalers and installation companies. Common buyers include government agencies, building contractors and residential home builders. This report excludes solar thermal panels and other devices that may use sunlight to function.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

AT A GLANCE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PRICE ENVIRONMENT
Price Fundamentals
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Related Goods
Substitute Goods
Regulation

Quality Control

SUPPLY CHAIN & VENDORS
Supply Chain Dynamics
Competitive Environment
Market Profitability
Switching Cost

PURCHASING PROCESS
Buying Basics
Key RFP Elements
NEGOTIATION STATISTICS

BUYER POWER SCORE COMPONENTS

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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