Solar Panel Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Solar Panel Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 33441c | Jan 2016

Solar eclipse: Flood of low-cost imports underpins sharp decline in industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Solar Panel Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Solar Panel Manufacturing industry experienced significant volatility over the past five years. Generous government tax credits for energy efficiency initially stimulated downstream demand from consumers, businesses, manufacturers and solar power producers, while government assistance helped industry operators expand production capacity. However, in the five years to 2020, intensifying international competition and waning demand will cripple revenue... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The Solar Panel Manufacturing industry manufactures solar panels and solar cells. Solar panels include both solar modules, which convert sunlight to electricity, and solar systems, which are complete modules fitted with power inverters, controllers and interconnections. Crystalline silicon, thin-film and multijunction are the three most common types of solar panels and cells.

Crystalline silicon panels

Crystalline silicon (c-Si) panels are manufactured from crystalline silicon solar cells, which have higher average efficiency than thin-film cells. C-Si panels are the most common type of solar panels, making up almost half of industry sales... purchase to read more


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What is the Solar Panel Manufacturing Industry?

Operators in this industry manufacture solar panels and solar cells and supply these products to solar panel installers and downstream residential, commercial and utility customers. This industry does not include solar cells or solar panels manufactured abroad by US companies.

Industry Products
Crystalline silicon panelsThin-film panelsMultijunction panelsCrystalline silicon cellsThin-film cellsMultijunction cellsOrganic cells and panels
Industry Activities
Manufacture solar panelsManufacture solar cells

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