North American Ground Mount PV Utility Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth And Forecast 2011 - 2016


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This report analyzes the North American ground-mounted PV utility market. The major segments in this market consist of pole ground mounting system, pile-ground mounting system, and other ground mounting systems. The report also describes the key factors influencing the market. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2011 through 2016.

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North American Ground Mount PV Utility Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth And Forecast 2011 - 2016

  1. 1. Transparency Market ResearchNorth American Ground IN THIS REPORTMount PV Utility Market - 1. DescriptionIndustry Analysis, Size, 2. Table of ContentsShare, Growth and 3. Market Overview 4. Free AnalysisForecast 2011 - 2016Single User License: US $ 2500 Published Date: June 2012 49 51 Pages REPORT DESCRIPTION This report analyzes the North American ground-mounted PV utility market. The major segments in this market consist of pole ground mounting system, pile-ground mounting system, and other ground mounting systems. The report also describes the key factors influencing the market. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2011 through 2016. Definition, estimates & forecast of the North American ground-mounted PV utility market from 2011 to 2016 Analysis of sub-segments for Ground-Mounted PV Utility market Analysis of the latest trends in the industry Acumen into the size and shape of the market growth
  2. 2. This research is specially designed to estimate and analyze the demand and performance ofthe North American market for ground-mounted PV utility.Browse: North American Ground Mount PV Utility MarketThe research provides in-depth analysis of market revenue, trend analysis by segments,and demand pattern in the U.S. The report covers all the major segments of North Americanmarket and provides in-depth analysis, and statistically refined forecast for the segmentscovered.The in-depth research and high level analysis will allow North American ground-mounted PVutility product manufacturers, service providers, marketing companies, and research &development agencies to make informed decisions about manufacturing, marketing, growthstrategies so as to gain competitive advantage.The ground-mounted segment consists of large deployment of solar farms (greater than orequal to 1MW) to complement electricity requirements of large power companies andutilities. The remote land requires large area for panels to be ground-mounted. As a resultof remote ground-mount deployments, the material safety and flexible form factor are lesssignificant for solar farms. The efficiency requirements are normally low to medium due tothe fact that the deployment areas are not a restraint. The ground-mounted segmentcomprises the second largest and fastest growing segment of the PV market. To get aheadin the ground-mounted market, new entrants must come up with essential skills ofplanning, developing, and operating large solar plants, either in-house or via strategicpartners.
  3. 3. In ground-mounted systems, the expected efficiency gains provide less benefit than forresidential systems for the reason that there are fewer restrictions and costs related tosystem area. Residential customers have a tendency to be more bound to an entiresupreme system size as defined by the size of the home and the PV-suitable area.Browse: US PV Utility MarketThe economies of scale and automation are expected to lessen electrical and hardwareinstallation and labor cost for PV systems in near future. Market players can integrate wiringsubcomponents and prepare centralized sub-assemblies, thus decreasing system price andreducing the in-the-field electrical labor cost by half.In recent years inverter prices in utility-scale have fallen radically. Utility-scale inverterprices are estimated to reach USD 0.10/WP DC by the end of the decade. The need for step-up transformers and switching gear has reduced with the increase in input voltages. Thisestimated reduction in inverter price will offer up to USD 0.22/WP DC in system pricebenefits with net of supply chain markups on materials and sales tax.With improvements in electrical architecture, the cost of non-module, non-invertercomponents will reduce, increasing the string size to 1,000 V, or greater. This will reducethe gauge of electrical wiring. Incorporation of subcomponents as a share of a centralizedconstruction strategy may decrease or eliminate some conduit. With the increase in the useof one-axis tracker technologies, the cost of these components will continue to fall.Residential photovoltaic installations are usually small i.e. less than 5 KW, roof-mounted tosupplement electricity usage to residential dwellings. Due to the limitation of roof area,module efficiency is significant for residential installation to achieve consequential power
  4. 4. generation. At present, residential installations are the third highest in volume after thecommercial and ground mounted segments. Other key concerns for residential installationinclude ease of installation and material safety.Browse: photovoltaic installations range from medium to large i.e. several KW to aMW installation to supplement power requirements of enterprise (commercial) customersincluding large corporations and public sector companies. Key criteria for commercialsegment installations include flexible form factor, material safety, and ease of installationthat lowers the overall cost. Alike residential installations, most commercial installations arealso roof-mounted. However, enterprise (commercial) roofs are relatively less spaceconstrained in comparison to residential installations. The enterprise (commercial) segmentcurrently accounts for the largest installations within the North American PV market.These are typically small installations i.e. smaller than 1KW for rural or remote areas wheregrid power is unavailable to meet basic electricity needs such as charging batteries,operating small appliances, powering street lights, and other such applications. Consumerapplications and military are also part of off-grid applications. This segment is relativelysmall and fragmented compared with other PV segments, comprising less than 3% of thetotal PV market.TABLE OF CONTENTSChapter 1 Introduction1.1 Report Description1.2 Scope Of The Report1.3 MethodologyChapter 2 Executive Summary2.1 Market OverviewChapter 3 North American Photovoltaic Market By Segment3.1 Installation Breakdown By Segment 3.1.1 Ground-Mounted 3.1.2 Residential 3.1.3 Non-Residential 3.1.4 Off-Grid3.2 U.S. Solar Installations Market Value (Usd Million), 2007 - 2012
  5. 5. Chapter 4 North American Ground-Mounted PV Utility Market By Type4.1 North American Cumulative Ground-Mounted Installed PV Capacity 4.1.1 Pile-Ground Mounting System 4.1.2 Other Ground Mounting Systems4.2 Cost Analysis: Ground-Mounted Systems 4.2.1 Module Pricing Trend 4.2.2 Solar PV Generation Cost ($/Mwh), 2010 - 20204.3 Market Trend And Future Outlook4.4 Drivers 4.4.1 Government Initiatives For Ground Mounted PV Market 4.4.2 Growth In Utility Sector In PV Ground Mounted Market 4.4.3 Improvement In Capital Market 4.4.4 Cost Reduction In PV Module4.5 Restraints 4.5.1 Upfront Cost 4.5.2 Ground Space Constraint4.6 Opportunities 4.6.1 Growth In Semiconductor Market 4.6.2 Long Term Extension Of Federal Itc And Improved Capital Availability 4.6.3 Expansion Of Market In Rural Areas4.7 Porter Five Forces Model In Ground Mounted PV Market 4.7.1 Bargaining Power Of Supplier 4.7.2 Bargaining Power Of Buyer 4.7.3 Rivalry Among Existing Competitors 4.7.4 Threat Of New Entrants 4.7.5 Threat Of Substitute Products4.8 Macroeconomic Factor
  6. 6. 4.8.1 Population 4.8.2 Renewable Energy Market In North America 4.9 Manufacturing EnvironmentChapter 5 Competitive Landscape5.1 Competitive Strategy By Key Players5.2 Market Share By Key Players5.3 New Product Launch5.4 Agreements And Collaborations5.5 Mergers And AcquisitionsChapter 6 Company Profile6.1 Solar City Corporation 6.1.1 Company Overview 6.1.2 Product Overview 6.1.3 Recent Developments6.2 First Solar, Inc. 6.2.1 Company Overview 6.2.2 Product Overview 6.2.3 Recent Developments6.3 Sun Power Corporation 6.3.1 Company Overview 6.3.2 Products And Services 6.3.3 Financial Overview 6.3.4 Geographic Overview 6.3.5 Recent Developments6.4 Unirac, Inc 6.4.1 Company Overview 6.4.2 Product Overview
  7. 7. 6.5 Westinghouse Solar, Inc. 6.5.1 Company Overview 6.5.2 Financial Overview 6.5.3 Product OverviewBrowse: Us:Transparency Market Research is a market intelligence company providing global businessinformation reports and services. Our exclusive blend of quantitative forecasting and trendsanalysis provides forward-looking insight for thousands of decision makers.We are privileged with highly experienced team of Analysts, Researchers and Consultants,who use proprietary data sources and various tools and techniques to gather, and analyzeinformation. Our business offerings represent the latest and the most reliable informationindispensable for businesses to sustain a competitive edge.Contact:Transparency Market Research90 State Street,Suite 700,AlbanyNY - 12207United StatesTel: +1-518-618-1030Email: sales@transparencymarketresearch.comWebsite: us on: