IBISWorld’s Photovoltaic Panels Procurement Research Report provides the latest price data and the factors underpinning price movements, such as input costs and external demand drivers. The report identifies the leading suppliers of Photovoltaic Panels and offers a strategic analysis of the key factors influencing the way the procurement market works. Data forecasts also accompany our analysis so your company can make purchasing decisions with confidence.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Photovoltaic Panels - Recent Price Trend

Prices for PV panels have been decreasing at an estimated average annual rate of 1.8% during the three years to 2017. Prices have also exhibited moderate volatility due to unstable oil prices in that time, which harms buyer power by reducing the ability to accurately forecast spending and making prices prone to unexpected hikes. Several factors have contributed to the decline in PV panel prices...


Photovoltaic Panels - Total Cost of Ownership

Total cost of ownership for PV panels is low compared to the benchmark price, reducing the risk that buyers will incur unexpected costs after the purchasing process. However, buyers should be wary of significant shipping and installation costs when making their purchasing decision. In addition, warranties can run up to 25 years for a single PV panel, but the labor costs entailed in making repairs...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of photovoltaic (PV) panels, which includes thin-film panels and cells, crystalline silicon panels and cells and other photovoltaic cells that convert sunlight to electrical power. PV panels are also called solar panels. PV panels are sold by manufacturers, wholesalers and installation companies. This report excludes solar thermal panels and other devices that may use sunlight to function.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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