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Global Solar Photovoltaic Glass Market Research and Forecast, 2019-2025
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Solar PV Glass Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report, By Type (Flat Plate and Tempered), By Application (Residential, Non-Residential and Utility), by Module Type (Crystalline, Thin-Film, and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)) and Forecast, 2019-2025.
Solar PV glass is primarily used to concentrate a large amount of sunlight into the module. The main attributes of glass for solar applications include specific weight, transmission and mechanical strength. The solar panel modules, such as thin-film, crystalline silicon and concentrated solar power (CSP) uses flat plate and tempered solar glass. Tempered glass is tough and won't break easily as compared to flat plate glass due to extra strength. Additionally, plate glass will break into large pieces, which can cause severe risk, whereas, tempered glass tends to break into smaller pieces which significantly reduces the chances of severe risk.
The crucial factors leading to an increase in the growth of the market comprise of rising government initiatives to encourage the adoption of renewable energy sources and in solar PV installations. For instance, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), in 2017, solar PV witnessed record with a 40% rise in power generation. This primarily results due to declining prices and rising deployment in China. Since 2010, solar PV prices have declined by 70% for new solar PV large utility scale systems. Since 2012, among global demand for solar PV, China's share has substantially increased from 10% to over 55% in 2017. The country has surpassed the 2020 solar PV target (13th Five-Year Plan). The solar PV system consists of several components, such as tempered glass, polymer rear backsheet, silicon PV cells, and extruded aluminum frame. The front glass enables to protect the PV cells from extreme weather conditions. It is usually tempered glass that contains high strength and is 3.0 to 4.0mm thick. The tempered glass is designed to resist extreme temperature changes and mechanical loads. As glass is an essential component used in the manufacturing of solar PV systems, the rising demand for solar PV systems is primarily boosting the growth of the market.
The global solar PV glass market is segmented on the basis of type, application and module. Based on the type, the market is further classified into flat plate and tempered. Based on application, the market is further classified into residential, non-residential and utility. Moreover, based on the module, the market is further segmented into thin-film solar panels, crystalline silicon solar panels, and CSP. On the basis of geography, the market is further classified into four major regions, such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and rest of the world (RoW). Asia-Pacific was estimated to hold a significant share in 2017, due to rising solar PV installations in several countries, such as China, India, and Japan. Moreover, North America has been witnessing potential growth due to the increasing demand for solar PV systems in utility-scale projects.
Some crucial players in the market include AGC, Inc., Saint-Gobain Group, Borosil Glass Works Ltd., Taiwan Glass Industry Corp., Xinyi Solar Holdings Ltd. Flat Glass Group, Guardian Industries, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd., and Onyx Solar Group LLC. The strategies followed by these companies to gain competitive advantage include merger and acquisitions, product launches, partnership and collaborations etc. For instance, in October 2017, a subsidiary of Borosil Glass Works Ltd., Gujarat Borosil Ltd. has opened the world's first fully tempered 2 mm solar glass production facility in Gujarat, India. The 2mm glass can be utilized for new generation frameles s PV modules and due to its lightweight properties, it is also ideal for rooftop applications. It can be produced in several textures, such as Matt-Matt and Prismatic-Matt and also contains durability and high tensile strength. It is able to withstand high wind loads with more than 2,400 pascal (Pa) and snow loads with higher than 5400 Pa. The glass is primarily suitable for glass-glass modules and enables to enhance module efficiency and reduce weight.
The market study of the global solar PV glass market is incorporated by extensive primary and secondary research conducted by the research team at OMR. Secondary research has been conducted to refine the available data to breakdown the market in various segments, derive total market size, market forecast, and growth rate. Different approaches have been worked on to derive the market value and market growth rate. Our team collects facts and data related to the market from different geography to provide a better regional outlook. In the report, the country-level analysis is provided by analyzing various regional players, regional tax laws and policies, consumer behavior and macro-economic factors. Numbers extracted from Secondary research have been authenticated by conducting proper primary research. It includes tracking down key people from the industry and interviewing them to validate the data. This enables our analyst to derive the closest possible figures without any major deviations in the actual number. Our analysts try to contact as many executives, managers, key opinion leaders, and industry experts. Primary research brings authenticity in our reports.
The report is intended for government and private companies for overall market analysis and competitive analysis. The report provides in-depth analysis on market size, intended quality of the service preferred by consumers. The report will serve as a source for 360-degree analysis of the market thoroughly integrating different models.
GLOBAL SOLAR PV GLASS MARKET RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS BY TYPE, 2018-2025 ($ MILLION)