DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Market Share, Trends - Segmented by Product Type (Thin film, Multi-Si, Mono-Si), and Geography - Growth, Trends and Forecast (2018 - 2023)." report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
Since 2004, the global investment in the solar power market has increased ten folds, from USD 11.2 billion to USD 113.7 billion in 2016, thereby making solar power one of the fastest-growing industries across the globe.
In 2016, solar power consumption grew by 29.6% from 256.2 TWh in 2015, with China and India leading the solar power market. China and India registered a consumption growth rate of more than 80% per annum during 2005-2015.
Backed by the rapid decline in the cost of solar technology, coupled with the growing energy demand, the solar power market is projected to register a CAGR of 16.8% during the forecast period of 2018-2023.
Declining Cost of Solar Module Accelerates Growth
The decline in the cost of solar PV modules is one of the major factors driving the global solar PV market. In 2014, solar PV module prices reduced by 75%, as compared to that in 2009. The decline can be mainly attributed to the improvement in material efficiency, production optimization, and economies of scale.
Solar PV modules can be installed at utility, commercial, and residential scales. Volatility in crude oil price, environmental concern of hydro power, and risk of nuclear radiation accidents in nuclear power plants provide a great opportunity for solar power to meet the increasing demand of energy soon. This would, in turn, have a positive impact on the growth of global solar photovoltaic (PV) market.
Competitive utility-scale solar PV projects are delivering electricity for USD 0.08 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) without financial support, whereas, in the recent years, the weighted average LCOE of CSP varied from a low of USD 0.20 in Asia to a high of USD 0.25/kWh in Europe, with the LCOE of individual projects varying significantly depending on location and level of storage.
Asia to Dominate the Solar PV Market
For the last three to four years, Asia accounted for about two-third of the global solar PV addition. In 2017, the top five markets of China, United States, Japan, India, and United Kingdom, accounting for almost 85% of the addition. In terms of cumulative capacity, the top two countries are China and Japan.
China continued to dominate both the use and manufacturing of solar PV. It is estimated that by the end of 2016, every continent had installed 1 GW of solar PV capacity. The leaders in solar PV capacity per inhabitant were Germany, Belgium, Japan, Italy, and Australia.
2017 Market Developments
- October 2017: SunPower will supply 291 MW of its high efficiency solar panels to the projects awarded to the company in the second round of France's CRE tender process. It includes ground mount, carport, and rooftop projects in continental France, and storage and self-consumption in the country's ZNI (non-interconnected zones).
- June 2017: The China-based solar PV manufacturer, Trina Solar, commenced the operation of its photovoltaic modules in a 455MW DC (direct current) solar power plant in Andhra Pradesh. The project, developed by the joint venture company SB Energy, is Trina Solar's largest single order in India.
- April 2017: JinkoSolar Holdings Co. Ltd supplied polycrystalline photovoltaic panels to the first solar power plant in Armenia.
- First Solar Inc.
- Suntech Power Co.
- Sharp Corporation
- Hanwha Q Cells Co Ltd.
- JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd.
- Trina Solar Ltd.
- Yingli Solar
- Acciona Energy
- Canadian Solar Inc.
- SunPower Corporation
- JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd.
Key Topics Covered
1. Executive Summary
2. Research Methodology
3. Market Overview
4. Market Dynamics
5. Supply Chain Analysis
6. Porter's Five Force Analysis
7. Global Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Market Analysis, by Type
8. Global Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Market Analysis, by Geography
9. Global Solar Power Market Analysis, by End User
10. Key Company Analysis
11. Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Market Competitive Landscape
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