Utility Scale Market Shares Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2010 to 2016

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Utility Scale Solar Large Farms and Concentrating Systems with Thermal Storage Systems Provide Energy Efficiency

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Utility Solar Farms
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Utility Scale Market Shares Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2010 to 2016

 

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Large solar farms are part of the answer to implementing energy generated from capture of heat from the sun. Utility scale systems are complex implementations of aggregated capture devices. The value of utility scale build out is the sheer size of the projects. It is easier to implement one large project in a controlled area than to implement multiple medium size projects to achieve the same level of power generation.

Solar energy market driving forces relate to the opportunity to harness a cheap, long lasting, powerful energy source. Solar energy can be used to create electricity in huge quantity. Solar panels are mounted in a weatherproof frame, are mounted in areas with direct exposure to the sun to generate electricity from sunlight.

Solar power systems are comprised of solar modules, related power electronics, and other components. Solar panels are used in residential, commercial and industrial applications. Solar compositions of arrays that comprise electric utility grids appear to be the wave of the future. Other solar systems are concentrating systems that leverage thermal transport of heated fluids and utilize traditional steam generators.

The demand for solar energy is dependent on a lower prices for solar and higher prices for petroleum. A combination of economies of scale being realized in the manufacturing along with increases in the current prices for petroleum will drive solar energy adoption.

The overall solar market has attained enough critical mass to boost competitive technologies of thin film and monocrystalline, polycrystalline, and multicrystalline silicon based systems. Concentrating systems implemented in the desert use molten salt to store heat for use at night and when the sun is not shining.

SOLAR ENERGY MARKET DRIVING FORCES
Achievement of utility scale grid parity
Lower cost of solar energy than war to defend oil position
Government incentives for solar power
Grid parity of wind energy sources to supplement solar
Increasing cost of fossil fuels
Supply constraints
Desire for energy security
Growing awareness of the advantages of solar power
Solar peak energy generation advantage
Fuel risk advantage
Scalability
Reliability
Environmental friendliness
Thin film batteries to store energy when sun is down
Energy density increase of 40,000 with solid state thin film batteries
Advances in technologies making solar power more cost-efficient
Large market among underserved populations in rural areas of developing countries with little or no access to electricity

Large solar farms are more popular initially, but solar is anticipated to be built out on commercial roof tops in increased quantity. The electricity generated will be fed to local substations and distributed to homes from there.

There is growing global demand for cost-effective and reliable solar power. Molten salt storage and solar electricity generation by use of steam turbines are poised to achieve significant growth. The economies of scale have not yet kicked in and will do so after 100 projects have been built out. The technology promises to be significant because the projects generate so much electricity.

Solar concentrators are efficient and leverage existing steam generation technology. The technology will succeed far faster and be far more wide spread that the vendor executives are now predicting. With rising prices of oil and the Gulf of Mexico oil well disaster, solar power begins to look good, because it is a sustainable energy source.

Aggregation of electricity generated from solar panels placed on commercial roofs is another aspect of utility scale electricity generation. The commercial roof electricity can be sold from electricity substations to the locality for use in data centers, powering electric vehicles, and general electricity usage.

Solar energy market driving forces relate to the opportunity to harness a cheap, long lasting, powerful energy source. Solar energy can be used to create electricity in huge quantity. Solar panels are mounted in a weatherproof frame, are mounted in areas with direct exposure to the sun to generate electricity from sunlight.

Solar power systems are comprised of solar modules, related power electronics, and other components. Solar panels are used in residential, commercial and industrial applications. Solar compositions of arrays that comprise electric utility grids appear to be the wave of the future.

The demand for solar energy is dependent on lower prices for solar and higher prices for petroleum. A combination of economies of scale being realized in the manufacturing along with increases in the current prices for petroleum will drive solar energy adoption.

The overall solar market has attained enough critical mass to boost competitive technologies of thin film and monocrystalline, polycrystalline, and multicrystalline silicon based systems.

Utility solar storage units at a level below $10.5 billion in 2009 are anticipated to reach $84.6 billion by 2016. Existing solar products are tuned to the scale needed by utility companies and the cost structure demanded by grid parity. As second and third generation products are used to achieve more economies of scale markets will continue to grow rapidly.

Companies Profiled
Sharp
First Solar
SunTech
Ascent Solar Technologies
SolarWorld
BP Solar
Q Cells
LDK Solar
Yingli Green Energy
Trina Solar
Canadian Solar
Solarfun-Power
Sunpower
Evergreen
ET Solar
Asahi Glass
Battelle
Corning
Directed Vapor Technology
DuPont
Applied Materials
SEIA
United Technologies / SolarReserve
United Technologies / Hamilton Sundstrand
A-Power
Abengoa Solar
Anwell Technologies
Areva / Ausra
TATA BP Solar
BYD 5-14
China Sunergy
China Guangdong Nuclear Wind Power Company
Conergy AG -
Conergy and MEMC Agreement
Corning
Developers Diversified Realty (DDR)
Daqo New Energy
Dow Chemical
Dow Chemical / NuvoSun
Dyesol
Energy Conversion Devices / United Solar Ovonic
ET Solar
Evergreen Solar
G24
GreenWing
HelioVolt
Hoku Scientific
Honda
JinkoSolar
Juwi
Kyocera
LDK Solar

China Sunergy
Energy Conversion Devices / United Solar Ovonic
Shenzhen Sunshine Electronics
Kyocera
Sanyo
Mitsubishi
Abengoa
Acciona Solar Power
Areva / Ausra
BrightSource Energy
GE Energy
Siemens
United Technologies
Schott Solar
Hitachi
Masdar PV
MEMC
MEMC / SunEdison and Developers Diversified
Realty National Rooftop Solar Program.
MiaSolé
Mitsubishi Solar Panels
Oerlikon Solar
Petra Solar
PNM 5-106
Ranking Solar
Samsung
Sanyo
Scatec Solar
Schott
Sharp LCD
Shell Oil
Solar Energy Initiatives
Shenzhen Sunshine Electronics
Singulus Technologies
SMA Solar Technology AG
SMA Solar
Solyndra
Staples (SPLS)
Solarfun
Solar Fusion Power
SolarWorld
Sun Fields Europe
SolFocus
Stirling Solar
Suniva Inc.
SunTech
SunPower
SunPower Acquires SunRay
Telio Solar / Telconord - Agencia de Energías Renovables
Tianwei
Xinjiang Goldwind



Report Methodology

This is the 445th report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

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WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) marketing strategies, Internet software, a study of Push to Talk Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, Business Process Management, Servers, Blades, the Mainframe as a Green Machine, and Application Server markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

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