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Solar Photovoltaic Material Market (Material Type - Crystalline, Polycrystalline, Cadmium Telluride, and Copper Indium Diselenide; End User - Residential, Commercial, and Industrial) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016 - 2024

Global Solar Photovoltaic Materials Market: Snapshot

The global solar photovoltaic (PV) materials market has gained significant momentum over the last few years. The rising concerns over various environmental problems, especially greenhouse gas emission and the increasing carbon footprint, have surfaced as the main factor behind the growing demand for solar PV and, consequently, solar PV materials across the world. The research activities for the innovation and development of new materials with low manufacturing cost and power conversion efficiency is increasing at a faster rate.

Going forward, the government stringent rules and regulations, increasing investment in renewable energy generation, and the reducing dependency on fossil fuels are anticipated to drive this market substantially in the years to come. The opportunity in this market was US$7.55 bn in 2015. Rising at a healthy CAGR of 11.4% between 2016 and 2024, it is anticipated to reach US$19.60 bn by the end of 2024.

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Asia Pacific to Continue as Leading Regional Market for Solar Photovoltaic Materials

The Middle East and Africa, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America are the prime regional markets for solar PV materials across the world. In 2015, Asia Pacific emerged as the key contributor to the global market with a share of nearly 60%. Thanks to the high demand for solar photovoltaic installations in the power industry and in generating electricity from renewable sources, the Asia Pacific market for solar photovoltaic materials is expected to remain on the top over the next few years. China is the key domestic market for solar PV materials in Asia Pacific.

North America is another significant regional market for solar PV. On account of the exponential growth in the power industry in terms of renewable energy generation, North America is anticipated to witness an increasing demand for solar PV materials in the near future. The markets for solar PV materials in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America are also expected to exhibit stable growth over the next few years.

Demand for Polycrystalline Materials to Remain High

Crystalline, polycrystalline, cadmium telluride, and copper indium diselenide are the key materials available in the global market for solar PV materials. Among these, the demand for polycrystalline is higher than others and this scenario is expected to remain so over the next few years. Polycrystalline silicon acquired a share of more than 72% in the overall market in 2015 and is anticipated to witness a significant rise in its demand in the near future due to its cheap manufacturing process as compared to that of other materials.

Crystalline silicon is also experiencing considerable demand across the world. However, the high cost associated with it may act as a limit force in the years to come. Cadmium telluride and copper indium diselenide are cheaper and have less power conversion efficiency. Market players are performing research to increase their efficiency.

Due to the presence of a large pool of participants, the global market for solar PV materials displays a highly fragmented competitive landscape. BASF SE, Mitsubishi Material Corp., Hemlock Semiconductor Corp. LLC, LDK Solar Co. Ltd., Okmetic, Wacker Chemie AG, Applied Materials Inc., Shin-Etsu Chemicals Co. Ltd., Atecom Technology Co. Ltd., Topsil GlobalWafers A/S, Silicor Materials Inc., and Targray Technology International Inc. are some of the prime vendors of solar photovoltaic materials across the world.

1. Preface
     1.1 Research Highlights

2. Assumptions and Research Methodology
     2.1 Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Executive Summary
     3.1 Solar Photovoltaic Material Market

4. Market Overview
     4.1 Product Overview
     4.2 Market Indicators

5. Market Dynamics
     5.1 Drivers
     5.2 Restraints
     5.3 Opportunity Analysis
     5.4 Porter’s Analysis 
     5.5 Value Chain Analysis

6. Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Analysis by Material Type
     6.1 Key Findings
     6.2 Introduction
     6.3 Global Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Value Share Analysis, By Material Type
     6.4 Global Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Forecast by Material Type
     6.5 Global Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Attractiveness Analysis by Material Type 

7. Global Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Analysis by End User Type
     7.1 Key Findings
     7.2 Introduction
     7.3 Global Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Value Share Analysis, By End User Type
     7.4 Global Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Forecast by End User Type
     7.5 Global Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Attractiveness Analysis by End User Type 

8. Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Analysis by Region
     8.1 Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Value Share Analysis, By Region Type
     8.2 Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Forecast, By Region Type
     8.3 Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Region Type

9. North America Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Analysis
     9.1 Key Findings
     9.2 North America Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Overview
     9.3 North America Market Value Share Analysis, By Material Type
     9.4 North America Market Value Share Analysis, By End User
     9.5 North America Market Forecast by Material Type
     9.6 North America Market Forecast by End User Type
     9.7 North America Market Value Share Analysis, By Country
     9.8 North America Market Forecast by Country
     9.9 North America Market Attractiveness Analysis by Material Type
     9.10 North America Market Attractiveness Analysis by End User Type 
     9.11 Market Trends

10. Europe Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Analysis
     10.1 Key Findings
     10.2 Europe Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Overview
     10.3 Europe Market Value Share Analysis, By Material Type
     10.4 Europe Market Value Share Analysis, By End User
     10.5 Europe Market Forecast by Material Type
     10.6 Europe Market Forecast by End User Type
     10.7 Europe Market Value Share Analysis, By Country
     10.8 Europe Market Forecast by Country
     10.9 Europe Market Attractiveness Analysis by Material Type
     10.10 Europe Market Attractiveness Analysis by End User Type 
     10.11 Market Trends

11. Asia Pacific Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Analysis
     11.1 Key Findings
     11.2 Asia Pacific Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Overview
     11.3 Asia Pacific Market Value Share Analysis, By Material Type
     11.4 Asia Pacific Market Value Share Analysis, By End User
     11.5 Asia Pacific Market Forecast by Material Type
     11.6 Asia Pacific Market Forecast by End User Type
     11.7 Asia Pacific Market Value Share Analysis, By Country
     11.8 Asia Pacific Market Forecast by Country
     11.9 Asia Pacific Market Attractiveness Analysis by Material Type
     11.10 Asia Pacific Market Attractiveness Analysis by End User Type 
     11.11 Market Trends

12. Middle East & Africa Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Analysis
     12.1 Key Findings
     12.2 Middle East & Africa Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Overview
     12.3 Middle East & Africa Market Value Share Analysis, By Material Type
     12.4 Middle East & Africa Market Value Share Analysis, By End User
     12.5 Middle East & Africa Market Forecast by Material Type
     12.6 Middle East & Africa Market Forecast by End User Type
     12.7 Middle East & Africa Market Value Share Analysis, By Country
     12.8 Middle East & Africa Market Forecast by Country
     12.9 Middle East & Africa Market Attractiveness Analysis by Material Type
     12.10 Middle East & Africa Market Attractiveness Analysis By End User Type 
     12.11 Market Trends

13. Latin America Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Analysis
     13.1 Key Findings
     13.2 Latin America Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Overview
     13.3 Latin America Market Value Share Analysis, By Material Type
     13.4 Latin America Market Value Share Analysis, By End User
     13.5 Latin America Market Forecast by Material Type
     13.6 Latin America Market Forecast by End User Type
     13.7 Latin America Market Value Share Analysis, By Country
     13.8 Latin America Market Forecast by Country
     13.9 Latin America Market Attractiveness Analysis by Material Type
     13.10 Latin America Market Attractiveness Analysis by End User Type 
     13.11 Market Trends

14. Competition Landscape
     14.1 Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Share Analysis by Company (2015)
     14.2 Competition Matrix
     14.3 Company Profiles
            14.3.1 BASF SE
                     14.3.1.1 Company Description
                     14.3.1.2 Business Overview
                     14.3.1.3 SWOT Analysis
                     14.3.1.4 Strategic Overview
            14.3.2 Mitsubishi Material Corporation
                     14.3.2.1 Company Description
                     14.3.2.2 Business Overview
            14.3.3 Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation LLC
                     14.3.3.1 Company Description
                     14.3.3.2 Business Overview
            14.3.4 LDK Solar Co. Ltd.,
                     14.3.4.1 Company Description
                     14.3.4.2 Business Overview
            14.3.5 Okmetic
                     14.3.5.1 Company Description
                     14.3.5.2 Business Overview
                     14.3.5.3 SWOT Analysis
                     14.3.5.4 Strategic Overview
            14.3.6 Wacker Chemie AG
                     14.3.6.1 Company Description
                     14.3.6.2 Business Overview
                     14.3.6.3 SWOT Analysis
                     14.3.6.4 Strategic Overview
            14.3.7 Applied Materials, Inc.
                     14.3.7.1 Company Description
                     14.3.7.2 Business Overview
                     14.3.7.3 SWOT Analysis
                     14.3.7.4 Strategic Overview
            14.3.8 Shin-Etsu Chemicals Co., Ltd.
                     14.3.8.1 Company Description
                     14.3.8.2 Business Overview
                     14.3.8.3 SWOT Analysis
                     14.3.8.4 Strategic Overview
            14.3.9 Atecom Technology Co., Ltd.
                     14.3.9.1 Company Description
                     14.3.9.2 Business Overview
            14.3.10 Topsil GlobalWafers A/S
                     14.3.10.1 Company Description
                     14.3.10.2 Business Overview
                     14.3.10.3 SWOT Analysis
                     14.3.10.4 Strategic Overview
            14.3.11 Silicor Materials, Inc.
                     14.3.11.1 Company Description
                     14.3.11.2 Business Overview
            14.3.12 Targray Technology International, Inc.
                     14.3.12.1 Company Description
                     14.3.12.2 Business Overview

15. Key Take Away

List of Figures

Figure 1 Global Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Value Share Analysis by Material Type, 2015 and 2024
Figure 2 Global Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Analysis by Crystalline Material Type
Figure 3 Global Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Analysis by Polycrystalline Material Type
Figure 4 Global Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Analysis by Cadmium Telluride Material Type
Figure 5 Global Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Analysis by Copper Indium Diselenide Material Type
Figure 6 Global Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Analysis by Others Type Material
Figure 7 Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Attractiveness Analysis by Material Type
Figure 8 Global Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Value Share Analysis by End User Type, 2015 and 2024
Figure 9 Global Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Analysis by Residential Type
Figure 10  Global Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Analysis by Commercial Type
Figure 11 Global Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Analysis by Industrial Type
Figure 12 Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Attractiveness Analysis by End User Type
Figure 13 Global Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Value Share Analysis by Region Type, 2015 and 2024
Figure 14 Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Region Type
Figure 15 North America Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Size (US$ Bn) and Volume (Kilotons) Forecast, 2015–2024
Figure 16 North America Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
Figure 17 North America Market Value Share Analysis by Material Type, 2015 and 2024
Figure 18 North America Market Value Share Analysis by End User Type, 2015 and 2024
Figure 19 North America Market Value Share Analysis by Country, 2015 and 2024
Figure 20 North America Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Attractiveness Analysis by Material Type
Figure 21 North America Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Attractiveness Analysis by End User Type
Figure 22 Europe Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Volume (kilotons), Market Size (Mn), Forecast 2015-2024
Figure 23 Europe Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Country Attractiveness, Forecast 2015-2024
Figure 24  Europe Market Value Share Analysis by Material Type, 2015 and 2024
Figure 25 Europe Market Value Share Analysis by End User Type, 2015 and 2024
Figure 26 Europe Market Value Share Analysis by Country, 2015 and 2024
Figure 27 Europe Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Attractiveness Analysis By Material Type
Figure 28 Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Attractiveness Analysis By End User Type
Figure 29 Asia Pacific Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilotons) Forecast, 2015–2024
Figure 30 Asia Pacific Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country/Region
Figure 31 Asia Pacific Market Value Share Analysis By Material Type, 2015 and 2024
Figure 32 Asia Pacific Market Value Share Analysis By End User Type, 2015 and 2024
Figure 33 Asia Pacific Market Value Share Analysis by Country, 2015 and 2024
Figure 34 Asia Pacific Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Attractiveness Analysis By Material Type
Figure 35 Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Attractiveness Analysis By End User Type
Figure 36 Middle East & Africa Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilotons) Forecast, 2015–2024
Figure 37 Middle East & Africa Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country/Region
Figure 38 Middle East & Africa Market Value Share Analysis By Material Type, 2015 and 2024
Figure 39 Middle East & Africa Market Value Share Analysis By End User Type, 2015 and 2024
Figure 40 Middle East & Africa Market Value Share Analysis by Country, 2015 and 2024
Figure 41 Middle East & Africa Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Attractiveness Analysis By Material Type
Figure 42 Middle East & Africa Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Attractiveness Analysis By End User Type
Figure 43 Latin America Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilotons) Forecast, 2015–2024
Figure 44 Latin America Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country/Region
Figure 45 Latin America Market Value Share Analysis By Material Type, 2015 and 2024
Figure 46 Latin America Market Value Share Analysis By End User Type, 2015 and 2024
Figure 47 Latin America Market Value Share Analysis by Country, 2015 and 2024
Figure 48 Latin America Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Attractiveness Analysis By Material Type
Figure 49 Latin America Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Attractiveness Analysis By End User
Figure 50 Global Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Share Analysis By Company (2015)

List of Tables 

Table 1 Global Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilotons) Forecast, By Material Type, 2015–2024
Table 2 Global Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilotons) Forecast, By End User Type, 2015–2024
Table 3 Global Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilotons) Forecast, By Region Type, 2015–2024
Table 4 North America Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilotons) Forecast, By Material Type, 2015–2024
Table 5 North America Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilotons) Forecast, By End User Type, 2015–2024
Table 6 North America Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilotons) Forecast, By Country, 2015–2024
Table 7 Europe Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilotons) Forecast, By Material Type, 2015–2024
Table 8 Europe Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilotons) Forecast, By End User Type, 2015–2024
Table 9 Europe Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilotons) Forecast, By Country, 2015–2024
Table 10 Asia Pacific Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilotons) Forecast, By Material Type, 2015–2024
Table 11 Asia Pacific Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilotons) Forecast, By End User Type, 2015–2024
Table 12 Asia Pacific Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilotons) Forecast, By Country, 2015–2024
Table 13 Middle East & Africa Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilotons) Forecast, By Material Type, 2015–2024
Table 14 Middle East & Africa Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilotons) Forecast, By End User Type, 2015–2024
Table 15 Middle East & Africa Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilotons) Forecast, By Country, 2015–2024
Table 16 Latin America Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Size (US$ Bn) and Volume (Kilotons) Forecast, By Material Type, 2015–2024
Table 17 Latin America Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilotons) Forecast, By End User Type, 2015–2024
Table 18 Latin America Solar Photovoltaic Material Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Kilotons) Forecast, By Country, 2015–2024

Global Solar Photovoltaic Material Market: Overview

Solar photovoltaic materials are the materials that are used in manufacturing of solar panels or modules which are installed for generating electricity. Solar photovoltaic materials are basically of two type’s crystalline and thin film. Crystalline is further divided into polycrystalline and gallium arsenide whereas thin film is of three types’ namely amorphous silicon, cadmium telluride, and copper indium diselenide. Out of all the solar photovoltaic materials, polycrystalline is the most dominant material because of its good efficiency and easy manufacturing process. Thin film materials like cadmium telluride and copper indium diselenide is expected to grow in the near future.

The report estimates and forecasts the solar photovoltaic material market on the global, regional, and country levels. The study provides forecast between 2016 and 2024 based on volume (kilo tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) with 2015 as the base year. The report comprises an exhaustive value chain analysis for each of the product segments. It provides a comprehensive view of the market. Value chain analysis also offers detailed information about value addition at each stage. The study includes drivers and restraints for the solar photovoltaic material market along with their impact on demand during the forecast period.

The study also provides key market indicators affecting the growth of the market. The report analyzes opportunities in the solar photovoltaic material market on the global and regional level. Drivers, restraints, and opportunities mentioned in the report are justified through quantitative and qualitative data. These have been verified through primary and secondary resources. Furthermore, the report analyzes substitute analysis of solar photovoltaic material and global average price trend analysis.

Global Solar Photovoltaic Material Market: Segmentation

The study provides comprehensive view of the solar photovoltaic material market by dividing it into end-user and geography. The solar photovoltaic material market has been segmented into crystalline, polycrystalline, cadmium telluride, copper indium diselenide and others. End-user segments residential, commercial, and industrial have been analyzed based on historic, present, and future trends.

Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for solar photovoltaic material in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa (MEA). Additionally, the report comprises country-level analysis in terms of volume and revenue for end-user segments. Key countries such as the U.S., France, Germany, Italy, the U.K., China, India, Japan, South Africa, Mexico, and Brazil have been included in the study. Market segmentation includes demand for individual end-users in all the regions and countries.

The report includes Porter’s Five Forces Model to determine the degree of competition in the solar photovoltaic material market. It comprises qualitative write-up on market attractiveness analysis, wherein end-users and countries have been analyzed based on attractiveness for each region. Growth rate, market size, raw material availability, profit margin, impact strength, technology, competition, and other factors (such as environmental and legal) have been evaluated in order to derive the general attractiveness of the market. The report comprises price trend analysis for solar photovoltaic material between 2016 and 2024.

Global Solar Photovoltaic Material Market: Competitive Analysis

The report covers detailed competitive outlook that includes market share and profiles of key players operating in the global market. Major players profiled in the report include BASF SE, Mitsubishi Material Corporation, Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation LLC, LDK Solar Co. Ltd., Okmetic, Wacker Chemie AG , Applied Materials, Inc, Shin-Etsu Chemicals Co., Ltd., Atecom Technology Co., Ltd., Topsil GlobalWafers A/S, Silicor Materials, Inc., Targray Technology International, Inc. Company profiles include attributes such as company overview, number of employees, brand overview, key competitors, business overview, business strategies, recent/key developments, acquisitions, and financial overview (wherever applicable).

Secondary research sources that were typically referred to include, but were not limited to company websites, financial reports, annual reports, investor presentations, broker reports, and SEC filings. Other sources such as internal and external proprietary databases, statistical databases and market reports, news articles, national government documents, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market have also been referred for the report. In-depth interviews and discussions with wide range of key opinion leaders and industry participants were conducted to compile this research report. Primary research represents the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. Key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents were reviewed for competitive analysis and market understanding. This helped in validating and strengthening secondary research findings. Primary research further helped in developing the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding.

The global solar photovoltaic material market has been segmented as follows:

By Material Type

  • Crystalline
  • Polycrystalline
  • Cadmium Telluride
  • Copper Indium Diselenide
  • Others

By End User

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America
    • Chile
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America


 
 
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