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 2021, intensifying international competition and waning demand will affect revenue... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The spread of business locations is estimated using data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) on the origin of US manufactured solar panels. As with many manufacturing industries, distribution tends to follow population distribution and proximity to key downstream markets. For example, companies that are heavily invested in export markets tend to set up shop near shipping hubs.
The West region is estimated to contain the most manufacturing facilities, with 33.2% of all establishments located in this region, with 22.4% of all establishments in California. This region benefits from its large population, which allows manufacturers to have access to skilled employees... purchase to read more