The importance of solar energy is increasing with depleting natural resources. 39.9 percent of energy is generated with the help of coal, which contributes to environmental pollution. Solar energy is a viable alternative to fossil fuels that are also contributing to environmental pollution. Per capita investment in solar energy plant is restraining the market to adopt solar power plants. Further, low operating and maintenance cost is another important factor driving the adoption of solar power in developing countries. Solar energy is collected and utilized through various technologies such as solar PV, Solar Thermal and Concentrated PV. These technologies are promoted by the governments and power companies by giving subsidies. Research and development is being conducted on various other technologies and they are in pipeline at present. Therefore, there is an increasing demand for energy sources that are non-depleting and environmentally friendly. This is a major driving force escalating the global solar energy market. Growing energy consumption and energy crisis in developing economies has brought the importance of solar energy in developing economies such as China, India, Brazil, Canada and Germany. This report provides information about the current market trends and adoption level of solar energy technologies as well as discusses potential opportunities in this market.
The key players profiled in the reports are BHEL, Tata Power solar system Limited, Abengoa Solar SA, Areva
KEY MARKET SEGMENTS
GLOBAL MARKET, BY COMPONENTS
GLOBAL MARKET, BY TECHNOLOGY, CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER (CSP)
Solar energy market by Application
Solar energy market by geography,