Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The sun will not continue to shine as favorably on operators as it has during the five years to 2013. As unprofitable firms exit the industry and government subsidies come to an end, the industry will face declines across the board. Imports will only add to this struggling industry, increasing competition between low-cost products from Asia and domestic products with advanced technologies... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The Solar Panel Manufacturing industry has experienced significant volatility during the past five years. Generous government tax credits for energy efficiency initially stimulated downstream demand from consumers, businesses, manufacturers and solar power producers. Meanwhile, government assistance helped industry firms expand production capacity to meet downstream demand growth. Favorable state government energy policies have also supported industry growth. As a result, revenue grew strongly from 2008 to 2010.
In 2011, however, domestic solar panel prices sharply decreased due to import competition from Chinese solar panels... purchase to read more