Global Solar Energy Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Product Type (Silicon, Thin Sheet, Poly-Crystalline, Mono-Crystalline), By Area (Rural Areas, Urban Areas), By Technology (PV, CSP, Solar Heating And Cooling), By Application (Residential, Commercial), And By Geography – Forecasts From 2024 To 2029

  • Published : May 2024
  • Report Code : KSI061614069
  • Pages : 129

The global solar energy market is anticipated to reach a market size worth US$355.022 billion by 2029, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 20.16%. The market is valued at US$98.151 billion in 2022.

Solar energy is an abundant renewable energy that is sourced from sunlight and then transformed into electrical energy. It can capture this energy for a range of purposes, such as electricity generation, interior lighting, and water heating for residential, commercial, and industrial use.

Photovoltaics, solar heating and cooling, and concentrating solar power are the three primary methods for utilizing solar energy. To operate anything from portable electronics like calculators and road signs up to houses and big corporate enterprises, photovoltaics directly convert sunlight into energy using an electronic process. Both solar heating and cooling (SHC) and concentrating solar power (CSP) applications use the heat produced by the sun to operate conventional electricity-generating turbines in the scenario of CSP power plants or offer space or heating water in the situation of SHC systems. Both of these methods can also store the energy they produce for distribution after the sun sets, using cutting-edge solar and storage technologies.

For consumers and companies to have fair access to clean energy systems like solar, all of these applications rely on supportive policy frameworks at the municipal, state, and federal levels. For instance, as part of the Paris Agreement commitments, India's government set an ambitious target of achieving 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022.

Rising government initiatives

In order to power its activities, Cainiao Network, the logistics division of Alibaba Group, began to use distributed solar power in March 2022. This power was produced by rooftop solar panels placed in the company's bonded warehouses in China. On the rooftop of a 100,000-square-meter warehouse, the company had installed PV power production systems that can generate enough electricity to power more than 3,000 homes annually and have a storage capacity of 7.862 MW. The warehouse operations at Cainiao will be powered by the solar power system, and any extra energy will be sent to the grid. In numerous countries including China, the US, and the European Union to name a few, schemes like FiT, and capital subsidies are driving solar installation. For instance, in May 2019, China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) declared solar FIT payments for large-scale projects. Commercial and industrial solar photovoltaic projects originated for individual consumption and extra power sent back into the grid is subject to a FiT of RMB 0.10/kWh.

Additionally, countries like India have identified the potential of renewable energy, such as solar and wind, in decarbonizing the economy and meeting targets as per the Paris Agreement, and the Government of India has been increasingly bent towards increasing the share of renewables in the country's energy mix. The government aimed at 25,750 MW of new power generation capacity from solar plants under the ambitious Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme by 2022, with more than INR 32,000 crore in overall financials.

Increased demand for Solar Photovoltaic (PV) 

Solar PV systems use semiconductor-based solar panels usually silicon to directly convert sunlight into electricity. Direct current (DC) electricity flows from the solar cells when sunlight strikes them exciting electrons. In homes businesses and the electrical grid, this DC electricity is transformed into alternating current (AC) via an inverter. For the next five years, solar photovoltaic (PV) is predicted to add significantly more yearly capacity to renewable energy sources than wind and hydropower combined. The IEA reports that in 2022 solar PV generation climbed by 270 TWh or 26 percent to reach nearly 1300 TWh. This surpassed wind power for the first time in 2022 and showed the greatest absolute generation growth of all renewable technologies.

Moreover, population expansion urbanization and the electrification of numerous industries including transportation are all contributing factors to the ongoing rise in the world's electricity consumption. In areas with sparse or unstable grid infrastructure solar photovoltaic systems provide a decentralized and scalable way to meet this increasing energy demand.

Growing demand from the industrial sector

It is anticipated that the rising industrial demand for electricity and the growing feasibility of smaller-scale solar energy system installations will increase demand even more. Due to the rising affordability of solar energy systems for the residential sector, the residential end-use market is anticipated to grow significantly over the forecast period. Since investments in technologies to boost production efficiency have been made the cost of these systems has decreased over the past ten years. Product adoption has also increased as a result of incentive programs and policies implemented by numerous governments. It is anticipated that this will lead to an increase in market demand. .

Asia Pacific is witnessing exponential growth during the forecast period

The adoption of solar energy is being encouraged by the implementation of supportive policies and ambitious targets for renewable energy by several Asia-Pacific nations including China India and Japan. Feed-in tariffs renewable portfolio standards and solar installation subsidies are a few examples of these policies A sustainable and scalable answer to this expanding energy need is provided by solar energy.

Consequently, the region has a robust market opportunity for the implementation of solar energy. Furthermore, ambitious large-scale solar energy projects have been initiated by several Asia-Pacific countries. For example with its vast solar farms and parks China has led the world in utility-scale solar installations. The region now has more cumulative solar capacity thanks to these large-scale projects and this has made it a dominant force in the global solar market.

Market key launches

  • In February 2024, the largest Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in India was successfully put into service by the Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) which operates under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. BESSes use solar energy to store energy. The solar photovoltaic (PV) plant which has an installed capacity of 152. 325 megawatt-hour (MWh) and a dispatchable capacity of 100MW AC (155. 02 MW peak DC) is housed in Rajnandgaon Chhattisgarh. The 40 megawatts (MW) / 120MWh BESS is situated inside this facility. The energy would be purchased by the state of Chhattisgarh which would help the state meet its renewable purchase obligations as well as its peak energy demand using green electrons.
  • In October 2023, a tender was released by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to develop approximately one gigawatt of grid-connected solar projects that are interstate transmission. A 25-year power purchase agreement between developers and SECI was expected to be signed for the solar projects that would be developed. It is anticipated that the start of these gigawatt-scale solar tenders and the advancement of projects will soon create a surge in the solar energy market.


  • By Product Type
    • Silicon
    • Thin Sheet
    • Poly-crystalline
    • Mono Crystalline
  • By Area
    • Rural Areas
    • Urban Areas
  • By Technology
    • PV
    • CSP
    • Solar Heating and Cooling
  • By Application
    • Residential
    • Commercial
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Chile
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Peru
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • UK
      • France
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • South Africa
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Thailand
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Taiwan
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The solar energy market is anticipated to reach a total market size of US$198.011 billion in 2028.
The global solar energy market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 20.16% during the forecast period.
Solar Energy Market was valued at US$98.151 billion in 2022.
Asia-Pacific region holds the largest share of the solar energy market.
The global solar energy market is driven by favorable government policies.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline

1.8. Key Benefits to the Stakeholder


2.1. Research Design

2.2. Research Processes


3.1. Key Findings


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

4.5. Analyst View


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Silicon

5.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

5.2.2. Growth Prospects

5.2.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

5.3. Thin Sheet

5.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

5.3.2. Growth Prospects

5.3.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

5.4. Poly-crystalline

5.4.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

5.4.2. Growth Prospects

5.4.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

5.5. Mono crystalline

5.5.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

5.5.2. Growth Prospects

5.5.3. Geographic Lucrativeness


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Rural Area

6.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.2.2. Growth Prospects

6.2.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

6.3. Urban Area

6.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.3.2. Growth Prospects

6.3.3. Geographic Lucrativeness


7.1. Introduction

7.2. PV

7.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.2.2. Growth Prospects

7.2.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

7.3. CSP

7.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.3.2. Growth Prospects

7.3.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

7.4. Solar Heating and Cooling

7.4.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.4.2. Growth Prospects

7.4.3. Geographic Lucrativeness


8.1. Introduction

8.2. Residential

8.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.2.2. Growth Prospects

8.2.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

8.3. Commercial

8.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.3.2. Growth Prospects

8.3.3. Geographic Lucrativeness


9.1. Introduction

9.2. North America

9.2.1. By Panel Type

9.2.2. By Area

9.2.3. By Technology

9.2.4. By Application

9.2.5. By Country United States Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Canada Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Mexico Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

9.3. South America

9.3.1. By Panel Type

9.3.2. By Area

9.3.3. By Technology

9.3.4. By Application

9.3.5. By Country Chile Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Brazil Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Argentina Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Peru Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

9.4. Europe

9.4.1. By Panel Type

9.4.2. By Area

9.4.3. By Technology

9.4.4. By Application

9.4.5. By Country Germany Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects UK Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

9.5. Middle East and Africa

9.5.1. By Panel Type

9.5.2. By Area

9.5.3. By Technology

9.5.4. By Application

9.5.5. By Country Saudi Arabia Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects UAE Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects South Africa Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects

9.6. Asia Pacific

9.6.1. By Panel Type

9.6.2. By Area

9.6.3. By Technology

9.6.4. By Application

9.6.5. By Country China Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects India Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Thailand Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Japan Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects South Korea Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Indonesia Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Taiwan Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects Others Market Trends and Opportunities Growth Prospects


10.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

10.2. Market Share Analysis

10.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

10.4. Competitive Dashboard


11.1. Jinko Solar

11.2. JA Solar Technology Co Ltd

11.3. Trina Solar

11.4. LONGi Solar

11.5. Canadian Solar

11.6. Hanwha Q-CELLS

11.7. Risen Energy

11.8. GSL-SI

11.9. First Solar

11.10. Talesun Energy.

Jinko Solar

JA Solar Technology Co Ltd

Trina Solar

LONGi Solar

Canadian Solar

Hanwha Q-CELLS

Risen Energy


First Solar

Talesun Energy