This research service focuses on the increase in the installation of solar thermal collectors and its impact on the demand for the materials used. This study contains analysis of the North American and Western European regional markets. Glazing and insulating materials are discussed, along with polymers for unglazed collectors. Regional splits for glazed, unglazed, and evacuated tube collectors also are provided. The key market drivers, restraints, and challenges are detailed. Unit shipments and revenue forecasts are given for the materials included in the study's scope, and a strategic outlook is provided. Furthermore, growth hot spots are examined.