Here comes the sun: Revenue is projected to rise as electricity costs increase

The Solar Panel Installation industry's operators install, maintain and certify small-scale household photovoltaic (PV) systems, which are more commonly referred to as solar panels. Fees for installation services account for the largest share of industry revenue. This trend contributes to significant revenue volatility, as industry players have historically depended on regulation-induced demand from households. The adoption of PV systems by households initially grew exponentially due to rising electricity bills, major government subsidies and solar panel cost reductions. Over the past five years, all state and territory governments have provided feed-in tariffs for households, which has encouraged the uptake of solar panels...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth 13-18
-1.6%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
4,585
Businesses
393
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • State and territory feed-in tariffs for households have encouraged the uptake of solar panels
  • An international commitment to reduce Australia's carbon emissions has driven government subsidies
  • Industry subsidisation is expected to wane, leaving solar technology to compete on its own merits
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Solar Panel Installation industry is in the mature stage of its economic life cycle. The industry has recently transitioned out of its growth stage, following triple-digit revenue growth over the four years through 2010-11. Since this rapid expansion, the household uptake of solar panels has grown at a far slower rate, with total new installation volumes even dipping significantly in 2013-14. Household solar panel adoption has also slowed as federal and state governments have gradually withdrawn major subsidies aimed at increasing investment in renewable forms of energy generation.Industry value added (IVA) is used to measure an industry’s contribution to the overall economy. IVA is forecast to increase at an annualised 1.0% over the 10 years through 2022-23. Alt...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Solar Panel Installation Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Solar Panel Installation Industry are

  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of households and Real household discretionary income in the Solar Panel Installation industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Solar Panel Installation Industry?

    Industry companies install household solar panels, and provide repair and maintenance services on existing solar panels. Companies that install large-scale commercial solar panels are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Monocrystalline solar cells
  • Polycrystalline solar cells
  • Amorphous solar cells
  • Industry Activities
  • Household solar panel installation
  • Solar panel repair and maintenance
  • Accredited power grid connection
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of households
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Electricity service price
  • Public concerns over environmental issues

  • Current Performance
  • The rationale behind subsidies
  • Industry dynamics
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Subsidies decline
  • Price-based adoption
  • Table: Solar Panel Installation Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Solar Panel Installation Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • House Construction
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electric Cable and Wire Manufacturing
  • Hardware Wholesaling
  • Power Automation Products and Other Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
  • Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Monocrystalline solar cells
  • Polycrystalline solar cells
  • Amorphous solar cells
  • Chart: Solar Panel Installation Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Zone three households
  • Zone two households
  • Zone four households
  • Zone one households
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Solar Panel Installation Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Solar Panel Installation

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Solar Panel Installation Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Solar Panel Installation Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Solar Panel Installation Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Crystalline Silicon
  • The form of silicon used to manufacture solar cells.
  • Feed-In Tariff
  • A guaranteed payment to solar-powered households for electricity that is produced at a certain rate, typically higher than the market rate.
  • Off-Grid
  • A solar power system constructed in a closed unit that does not feed back into the utility grid.
  • Photovoltaics (Pv)
  • A process where solar radiation is converted to electric power.
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