Heating up: Industry demand will grow in line with rising housing starts and corporate profit

The Solar Water Heater Installation industry had an erratic past five years. The industry's saving grace was an assortment of both federal and state solar investment tax credits (ITCs), which subsidized the cost of solar water heater installations. However, demand was hurt by a collapsing real estate market and the economic recession. Over the next five years, revenue growth is forecast to strengthen as corporate profit recovers from recessionary lows and technological advances continue to make solar water heaters more economical than natural gas. Nonetheless, regulatory policies that have been so favorable for the industry remain uncertain in light of an unresolved federal budgetary deficit, straining revenue growth...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The increase in new homes resulted in more opportunities for solar water heaters to be installed
  • The expected increase in domestic prices may encourage consumers to upgrade their water heating system
  • The industry will grow due to continued government subsidies for solar upgrades
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Solar Water Heater Installation industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity in line with its service-based nature. Using wages as a proxy for labor and depreciation as a proxy for capital, IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on labor in 2016, $0.12 will be spent on capital. Capital costs in the industry are low and primarily consist of power tools, wiring, scaffolding and transportation. The main cost component of the industry is labor. While some solar water heater systems come preassembled and wired to increase installation efficiency, human labor is still the main component needed for installation...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Solar Water Heater Installation Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Solar Water Heater Installation Industry are

  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to allocate service to area of greatest need
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Government assistance and Corporate profit in the Solar Water Heater Installation industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Solar Water Heater Installation Industry?

    Operators in this industry install solar water heater systems as part of general residential and commercial contracting services. These operators are contracted either directly by the customer or by solar marketing companies that arrange a buyer for solar thermal systems and contract an industry operator to carry out the work.

    Industry Products
  • Direct solar water heater system installation
  • Passive solar water heater system installation
  • Closed-loop solar water heater system installation
  • Industry Activities
  • Installing solar water heater systems
  • Installing solar thermal panels
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Government assistance
  • Corporate profit
  • Price of natural gas
  • Housing starts
  • Private spending on home improvements

  • Current Performance
  • Energy prices
  • Tax credits drive growth
  • Downstream demand powers the industry
  • Operating conditions
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Government aid will remain a factor
  • Natural gas prices will begin rising
  • Residential and commercial demand
  • Industry profit and structure
  • Table: Solar Water Heater Installation Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Solar Water Heater Installation Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels & Motels
  • Laundromats
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Solar Panel Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Closed-loop solar water heater system installation
  • Passive solar water heater system installation
  • Direct solar water heater system installation
  • Chart: Solar Water Heater Installation Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential installation
  • Commercial installation
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Solar Water Heater Installation Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Additional expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Solar Water Heater Installation

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Solar Water Heater Installation Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Solar Water Heater Installation Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Solar Water Heater Installation Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • World price of natural gas (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Differential Controller
  • A switch that measures the temperature at the solar collector and compares it with the temperature in the storage tank. When the solar collector is warmer than the tank, the pump is turned on.
  • Solar Collector
  • Devices that capture the sun's energy to produce heat.
  • Solar Thermal
  • Solar thermal energy (STE) is a technology for harnessing solar energy for thermal energy (heat).
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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    The Solar Water Heater Installation market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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