A solar panel or photovoltaic solar panel absorbs energy from the sun and generates electricity to be used in end-use industries. A solar panel consists of numerous solar cells. These panels need to be cleaned so that they function properly. In regions with heavy rainfall, solar panel cleaning can be deferred; but in dry regions, solar panel cleaning is indispensable. Major players providing solar panel cleaning equipment have developed various products for efficient cleaning of these equipment. The solar panel cleaning equipment market is projected to expand considerably for upcoming years.
Solar panel cleaning systems are an essential part of the maintenance systems of solar energy facilities. These systems help optimize power output and provide protection to installations against failures caused due to contaminants or improper maintenance, by ensuring regular cleaning of the solar modules through various low- and high-tech cleaning approaches. The use of solar panel cleaning robots is one of the most versatile forms of module cleaning, and is rapidly gaining more traction over more conventional methods, such as manual brushing. Given the vast array of robotic cleaning systems available in the market, these solutions are suitable across myriad solar applications, from car ports, to ground mounted, to roof top and floating solar facilities.
The ˜Global Solar Panel Cleaning Market' is a specialized and in-depth study of the consumer goods industry with a particular focus on the global market trend analysis. The report aims to provide an overview of the solar panel cleaning market with detailed market segmentation by technology, process, operation, application. The global solar panel cleaning market is expected to witness high growth during the forecast period. The report provides key statistics on the market status of the leading solar panel cleaning market players and offers key trends and opportunities in the market.
1. By Technology: On the basis of technology, the market is bifurcated into Wet Cleaning and Dry Cleaning.
2. By Process: Based on process, the industry is categorized into Water Based, Electrostatic System, Robotic and Others.
3. By Operation: By operation, the industry is segmented into Manual and Automatic.
4. By Application: On the basis of application, the market is divided into Utility, Commercial, Industrial and Residential.
The report provides a detailed overview of the industry, including both qualitative and quantitative information. It also provides market size and forecast estimates from the year 2018 to 2028 concerning five major regions, namely; North America, Europe, Asia- Pacific (APAC), Middle East and Africa (MEA), and South America. The solar panel cleaning market by each region is later sub-segmented by respective countries and segments. The report covers the analysis and forecast of 18 countries globally along with the current trend and opportunities prevailing in the region.
The report analyzes factors affecting the solar panel cleaning market from both the demand and supply sides. Further, it evaluates market dynamics affecting the market during the forecast period, i.e., drivers, restraints, opportunities, and future trends. The report also provides an exhaustive best analysis for all five regions, namely; North America, Europe APAC, MEA, and South America, after evaluating political, economic, social, and technological factors affecting the solar panel cleaning market in these regions.
IMPACT OF COVID 19
The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has created a host of indirect and direct impacts on nearly every industry worldwide, bringing many operations to a standstill. The solar energy domain has also been impacted slightly, with many ongoing solar projects across the globe having to shut down, and power companies facing delays and disruptions due to a slowdown in production levels in China. This impact also unearthed several challenges for peripheral industries, including the solar panel cleaning systems industry, temporarily diminishing demand for these solutions. However, despite prevailing uncertainties surrounding the pandemic, several entities in the solar energy industry are making targeted efforts to recover from the impact and regain some momentum.
The report covers vital developments in the solar panel cleaning market as organic and inorganic growth strategies. Various companies are focusing on organic growth strategies such as product launches, product approvals, and others, such as patents and events. Inorganic growth strategies activities witnessed in the market were acquisitions and partnerships and collaborations. These activities have paved the way for the expansion of businesses and the customer base of market players. The market players from the solar panel cleaning market are anticipated to have lucrative growth opportunities in the future with the rising demand for solar panel cleaning in the global market. Below mentioned is the list of a few companies engaged in the solar panel cleaning market.
The report also includes the profiles of key companies along with their SWOT analysis and market strategies in the solar panel cleaning market. Decide the report focuses on leading industry players with information such as company profiles, products, and services offered, financial information of the last three years, the critical development in the past five years.
- BP Metalmeccanica
- Clean Solar Solutions Ltd
- Heliotex LLC
- Kashgar Solbright Photovoltaic Technology
- Serbot AG
- Sharp Corporation
- SunBrush mobil GmbH
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6.Kashgar Solbright Photovoltaic Technology
7.Clean Solar Solutions Ltd
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