Solar PV Panels Market

Solar PV Panels Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report, By Technology, By Grid Type, By Application By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2031

Energy & Power | December 2022 | Report ID: EMR005 | Pages: 189

The solar PV (Photovoltaic) panels market was valued at USD 153.07 billion in 2022, and it is anticipated to increase at a CAGR of 9.3% from 2023 to 2031. A solar panel, sometimes referred to as a PV panel, is made up of solar (or photovoltaic) cells that use the sun's light to produce energy. It is constructed from a number of silicon, boron, and phosphorus-based solar cells that are arrayed on the surface in a grid-like arrangement. Globally, the use of solar panels has grown due to the fact that they do not cause any pollution and that their installation aids in reducing the dangerous greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, advancements in quantum physics and nanotechnology may boost their potency. Solar power helps to reduce the quantity of electricity generated from fossil fuels by supplying clean and sustainable energy.

Market Growth - Solar PV (Photovoltaic) panels market

The main use of photovoltaic or solar cells is to transform solar energy into an electron flow. These cells generate electricity from solar energy, which is useful for recharging batteries or powering devices. Spacecraft and orbiting satellites were first powered by solar cells. However, in recent years, their use for grid-connected electricity generation has increased. In order to function better, photovoltaic systems seek to maximize production. During the anticipated timeframe, these variables should accelerate market expansion. The market for solar panels is anticipated to develop over the course of the forecast period as a result of falling prices for the industrial materials needed to create solar panels and rising electricity and natural gas price forecasts.

Market Dynamics

Market Drivers - Solar PV (Photovoltaic) panels market

The industrial sector's rising demand for solar panels is evidence of the public's preference for alternative energy sources over traditional ones. Solar technology and panel installation are receiving significant investment from many sectors throughout the world. The rising number of solar power plants in various industry verticals is the main factor driving the global market for solar panels. Solar energy is transformed into electrical energy through the use of solar panels. Photovoltaic solar cells made of silicon are used in solar panels to capture solar energy and transform it into electrical power. The demand for solar panels is mostly driven by the depletion of fossil fuels in addition to the growing awareness of the use of clean energy.

Market Restraints - Solar PV (Photovoltaic) panels market

The significant initial cost associated with installing solar panels, however, is somewhat limiting this market's expansion. However, solar panels are becoming more and more popular due to their overall long-term cost-effectiveness. Another obstacle to the market's expansion is the poor capacity utilization of solar panels, which results in lower energy output than from non-renewable energy sources. Without a storage mechanism like a battery, solar energy cannot function at night. Cloudy weather and climatic variations can interfere with the operation of solar panels during the day. These are a few of the elements that, in part, are preventing the market for solar panels from expanding.

Market Opportunities - Solar PV (Photovoltaic) panels market

Solar cells, often known as photovoltaic cells, are used primarily to transform solar energy into an electron flow. These cells generate electricity from solar energy, which can be used to run devices or top off batteries. Initially, satellites in orbit and spacecraft were powered by photovoltaic cells. They have, nevertheless, been utilized for grid-connected electricity generating more frequently throughout the last few years. Photovoltaic systems seek to increase output in order to perform better. During the anticipated period, these variables are anticipated to accelerate market expansion.


Report Attribute


Projected CAGR in %


Estimated Market Value (2022)

153.07 Billion

Base Year


Forecast Years

2023 - 2031

Segments Covered

By Technology, By Grid, By Application, By Region

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2031

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and Rest of World

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis, and COVID-19 impact analysis.


Competitive Landscape - Solar PV (Photovoltaic) panels market

Along with comprehensive profiles of the key market players, the report also analyses the market's competitive environment. Among the key figures are Jinko Solar, Trina Solar, Canadian Solar, Solar, Hanwha Q-CELLS, GCL-SI, LONGi Solar, Risen Energy, Shunfeng, Yingli Green.

Regional Analysis - Solar PV (Photovoltaic) panels market

A sizable portion of the market in 2022 belonged to North America. As more efficient solar cells have entered the market, the amount of electricity produced in North America by industrial solar cells has increased over time. Aside from that, the market's escalating competition has contributed to both an increase in solar panel options and a decrease in the cost of electricity production. The demand for solar PV panels in the area is anticipated to increase as a result of these factors throughout the projected period. In terms of revenue, Asia Pacific held the greatest market share (64.15%) in 2022, and it is anticipated that it will continue to hold a commanding position throughout the forecast period. The increased installation of solar power projects in China and India is to blame for the rising demand for solar PV panels in Asia Pacific. Solar panels are mostly sold in these nations, both internationally and in Asia Pacific.

Report Segmentation

Technology Insight - Solar PV (Photovoltaic) panels market

Due to its streamlined form, high level of durability, and use of flexible & light-weight materials during manufacture, the thin-film category had the greatest revenue share (45.09%) in the global market in 2022. Thin film, crystalline silicon, and other types of solar PV panels are the various technology-based market segments. Because they are inexpensive to install and are lightweight, thin-film solar PV panels are widely used in commercial and utility-scale applications. Because of the prolonged panel lifecycle, the low weight-to-volume ratio, and the inexpensive production of silicon semiconductors, the crystalline silicon market is anticipated to experience significant expansion during the forecast period.

Grid Insight - Solar PV (Photovoltaic) panels market

The market has been divided into on grid and off grid segments based on grid. The development of various regulatory policies for decentralizing the power generating sector, together with the rising energy demand from remote locations around the world, are anticipated to have a positive impact on the expansion of the off-grid type segment in the upcoming years. Due to the low operating and upkeep costs of grid-connected PV systems and their simplicity, the on-grid type sector has a leading position in the market.

Application Insight - Solar PV (Photovoltaic) panels market

The market has been divided into three categories based on application: residential, commercial, and industrial. It is anticipated that rising demand for sustainable energy would lead to more utility projects and drive market expansion for PV modules across all industrial sectors. The category for residential applications is anticipated to experience the largest CAGR growth during the projection period. Rooftop solar PV paired with an energy battery storage system provides dependable backup power in residential homes, which increases demand across the industry for products.

Recent Development - Solar PV (Photovoltaic) panels market

In November 2020, the largest off-grid solar project in Canada, which was developed in two parts, has been finished, according to Canadian Utilities, an ATCO company. A 600kW solar farm was part of the first phase, while a 2,200kW farm was part of the second.

Market Segmentation

By Technology 

  • Thin Film
  • Crystalline Silicon
  • Others

By Grid 

  • On Grid
  • Off Grid

By Application 

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial

By Regional 

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • South America
  • The Middle East and Africa



  1. What size is the market for solar PV panels market expected to be in 2022

In 2022, it was projected that the market for solar PV panels would be worth USD 153.07 billion.


  1. How quickly is the market for solar PV panels market expanding

The market for solar PV panels is anticipated to expand at a compound yearly growth rate of 9.3% between 2023 and 2031.


  1. Which industry represented the biggest market share for solar PV panels market

With a market share of 64.15% in 2022, Asia Pacific controlled the solar PV panel industry. One of the major reasons influencing the expansion of the PV sector in China is the existence of significant market participants coupled with favorable government regulations offering subsidies and financial incentives to PV projects.


  1. Who are the major companies in the market for solar PV panels market

The research includes detailed profiles of the major industry participants and an analysis of the market's competitive landscape. Jinko Solar, Trina Solar, Canadian Solar, Solar, Hanwha Q-CELLS, GCL-SI, LONGi Solar, Risen Energy, Shunfeng, and Yingli Green are a few of the important players.


  1. What market dynamics are there for solar PV panels market

Increasing demand for renewable, clean electricity, along with government tax incentives and solar panel installation rebates, are the main reasons projected to fuel the market expansion for solar PV panels in the years to come.

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