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Solar Panel Manufacturers

SIC 3674 | NAICS 334413

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Solar Panel Manufacturing  (view report)
Solar Panel Installation  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Solar Energy Industries Association
Information resources available from this organization include:

Solar Industry Data
Data section provides an overview of the industry, with topics covered including photovoltaic (PV) installations by market segment, average installed price per DC watt by market segment, PV installation forecast, state rankings, and national company database. All information can be viewed free online.

U.S. Solar Market Insight
Quarterly survey analyzes trends in the photovoltaic, concentrating solar power, and solar heating and cooling markets, with topics covered including market demand, installations, system and component costs, and manufacturing production. Executive summary can be viewed free online.

Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturing

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Greentech Media, Inc.
Solar Manufacturing News / Research Reports / research
Manufacturing news channel provides news and information for solar products manufacturers with a focus on equipment and processes, and also includes a listing of proprietary market research reports which cover various aspects of the photovoltaic industry. All articles are available free online; table of contents and other selected data from the research reports can be viewed online with registration.

GIA Research
Solar Panels
Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of the solar panels market in the U.S. and other countries, with topics covered including product overview; market analysis and trends; historical and forecast revenue by segment (e.g., crystalline, thin film, cells, modules, and panels); and key company profiles. Summary description and detailed table of contents are available free online.

Solar Photovoltaic
Market research report analyzes the global market for photovoltaic products, with topics covered including types of photovoltaic cell technologies (e.g., crystalline, thin film), installed capacity, power generation, market segmentation, exports and imports, market share of module manufacturers, and more. Summary description and detailed table of contents can be viewed free online. Publications
Photovoltaic Research Reports

Market research section features an extensive selection of research reports addressing various segments of the photovoltaic products industry, with topics covered in various reports including product and market forecasts; industry trends, risks, and opportunities; competitive strategies, key participant profiles; and more. Summary report description and detailed table of contents for each report is available free online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Semiconductor and Related Device Manufacturing  Search for "334413"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Careers in Solar Power
Career guide provides an overview of the industry and includes information on job duties, education, training, and earnings for occupations employed in manufacturing solar power equipment, including semiconductor processors; CNC machine tool operators; welding, soldering, and brazing workers; glaziers; coating and painting machine operators; and electronic equipment assemblers. All information is available free online.

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