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 2019, intensifying international competition and waning demand will cripple revenue... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The spread of business locations, estimated using data from the Energy Information Administration on the origin of solar panel shipments, follow the incentives provided by states in their efforts to attract large manufacturers. These incentives include tax breaks and tax havens for manufacturers. Furthermore, industry players locate near key markets with generous incentives for solar power production. Companies that are heavily invested in export markets tend to set up shop near shipping hubs.
The Great Lakes have the greatest number of industry establishments in the United States. Before the recession, the region boasted a large number of automotive-related manufacturers... purchase to read more