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Solar Panel Manufacturing and Installation – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 3674  |  NAICS 334413

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Solar Panel Manufacturing  (view report)
Solar Panel Installation  (view report)
Comprehensive industry 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. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Greentech Media, Inc.
GTM News

Online news source features news and information for the clean energy market with a focus on solar power, with news channels including "Solar Panel & Energy Manufacturer News", "Solar PV Modules & Panel Manufacturing News", "Residential Solar Panels & Rooftop Energy News", and "Solar Panel Financing & Project Venture Capital News". Selected articles and updates can be viewed free online.

Solar Power World

Bimonthly trade publication provides news and information for installers, developers, and contractors, with special features including the annual "Top 500 Contractors" issue (July) which ranks contractors by total kilowatts installed and includes information on markets served (e.g., residential, commercial, utility) and services provided (e.g., EPC, developer, contractor, subcontractor, manufacturer installer).

Allied Market Research
Research reports available from this organization include:

Photovoltaic (PV) Panels
Comprehensive report provides a detailed analysis of the global PV panel market, with data provided including market size and forecast by technology type (e.g., thin film, monocrystalline/multicrystalline silicon, organic and concentrator), grid type (e.g., grid connected–centralized/decentralized, off-grid), geographic region (e.g., North America), and for selected countries (e.g., U.S., Canada, and Mexico).

Photovoltaic (PV) Installations
Market research report analyzes the photovoltaic installations market on a global and regional basis, with information provided including market size and forecast by technology (e.g., thin film, crystalline silicon, and others), grid type (e.g., grid connected–centralized/decentralized, off-grid), end use (e.g., residential, commercial, utility), global region (e.g., North America), and country (e.g., U.S., Canada).

Wood Mackenzie LTD
Research resources available from this organization include:

Solar Module Supply Chain Service
Online subscription service provides in-depth analysis of the global photovoltaic module supply chain, with research coverage including PV module supply-demand balance, component pricing (e.g., cells, wafers, polysilicon), module prices, module technology and efficiency, and facility-level supplier data. Sample data from the monthly "PV Pulse" and other sources is available free online with registration.

U.S. Distributed Solar Service
Online subscription service features detailed PV installation and market share data for the residential and commercial market segments, with information provided including PV installations and forecasts by state and segment, residential and commercial installer market shares on national and state level, residential third-party versus direct ownership market shares, and residential financier market shares.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Semiconductor and Related Device Manufacturing  Search for "334413" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Semiconductor and Related Device Manufacturing  Search for "334413" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Solar Panel Manufacturing and Installation
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Manufacturing / Installation

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as operations manager, mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, engineering technician, production operator, project manager, and system installer, with employers for which salary or hourly wage rate data is provided including Sunpower Corporation, SMA America, SunRun, and SolarCity Corporation.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Careers in Solar Power / Photovoltaic (PV) Installers / wage-survey

Career guide provides an overview of the industry and descriptions of various occupations employed in the manufacture and installation of photovoltaic panels and other related equipment, and the wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for personnel involved in assembling, installing, and/or maintaining photovoltaic panels on roofs or other structures.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Code 3674 - Semiconductors and Related Devices Manufacturing
  NAICS Code 334413 - Semiconductor and Related Device Manufacturing
Types of establishments that manufacture photovoltaic cells included in these codes
Crystalline silicon cell manufacturers - establishments that manufacture cells made from crystalline silicon, which is the most common type of photovoltaic material used in solar panels due to its high efficiency and stability.
Thin-film cell producers - establishments that produce thin-film cells, which are made by depositing one or more thin layers of photovoltaic material onto a substrate.
Multi-junction cell manufacturing - establishments that focus on manufacturing multi-junction cells, which consist of multiple layers of photovoltaic materials, each designed to absorb a specific range of the spectrum.
Dye-sensitized cell production - establishments that specialize in producing dye-sensitized cells, which use dye molecules to absorb sunlight and generate electricity through a process similar to photosynthesis.
Organic cell manufacturers - establishments that manufacture organic cells, which use organic materials, such as polymers or small molecules, as the light-absorbing and charge-transport layers.
Perovskite cell producers - establishments that produce perovskite cells, which utilize perovskite materials as the light-absorbing layer.
Quantum dot cell manufacturers - establishments that focus on manufacturing quantum dot cells, which use nanoscale semiconductor particles, known as quantum dots, to absorb sunlight and generate electricity.
Concentrator cell production - establishments that specialize in producing concentrator cells, which are designed to be used in systems that concentrate sunlight onto the solar cells using lenses or mirrors.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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