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US Solar Power Industry

  • ID: 1589926
  • Report
  • October 2012
  • Region: United States
  • 230 Pages
  • Taiyou Research


  • Abound Solar
  • AstroPower Inc
  • EIQ Energy, Inc
  • NanoSolar
  • SkyFuel
  • Sundog Solar
The US is one of the biggest solar power markets in the world. In fact solar power is one of the fastest growing sectors of the US energy industry. The recent proposal for the renewal of the tax incentives in the 1603 Treasury program and the completion of some major utility-scale projects have given a boost to the growth of the solar power industry in the US.

In 2010, there were 16 states that installed over 10 MW of solar power and the US solar power industry is fast emerging as a major demand center for solar power developers and suppliers in the world.

With growth expected to escalate thanks to the regulatory framework in place to promote the industry, the US solar power industry is definitely moving towards achieving newer milestones in the coming years.

Taiyou Research analyzes the US Solar Power Industry in its research report with a focus on the market segments concentrated solar power, solar photovoltaics, solar heating and cooling, and of course the overall solar power industry in the country.

Taiyou Research’s report analyzes the following in this report:

- Market statistics of the solar power market in the US
- Solar resources in the US
- Market growth at present and in the coming years
- Comparing the US solar power industry to the global solar power industry
- Analysis of the US solar photovoltaic market
- PV installations in the US
- Analysis of the various PV market segments namely non-residential, residential, utility installations, and market statistics by state
- Economics of solar power in the US
- Technologies investors should focus on
- Regulations that support the growth of solar power
- Solar thermal power plants in the US

The report analyzes the future of the market through an analysis of the overall solar power market, outlook for the US PV market, outlook for CSP in the US, outlook for solar water and space heating, and the outlook for solar pool heating market as well.

Over 45 major companies active in the field of solar power in the US are analyzed in Taiyou Research's report US Solar Power Industry.
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  • Abound Solar
  • AstroPower Inc
  • EIQ Energy, Inc
  • NanoSolar
  • SkyFuel
  • Sundog Solar
1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction to Solar Power
2.1 What is Solar Power?
2.2 Advantages & Disadvantages of Solar Power
2.3 Availability of Solar Power
2.4 What is Solar Energy?
2.5 How to Use the Energy from Sun
2.6. Uses of Solar Power
2.7 Solar Photovoltaic Technology
2.8 Solar Power Satellites
2.9 Solar Thermal Energy

3. Solar Power Technologies
3.1 Parabolic Trough
3.2 Solar Tower
3.3 Parabolic Dish
3.4 Direct and Indirect Solar Power Technology
3.5 Concentrating versus Non-Concentrating Technology
3.6 Passive versus Active Technology

4. Solar Power in the United States
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Solar Resources in the US
4.3 Market Growth
4.4 Solar Thermal Market in the US
4.5 Market for Solar Photovoltaics
4.6 Global Industry and Growth

5. US Solar Photovoltaics Market
5.1 Market Profile
5.2 Solar PV Installations in the US
5.3 Segment-wise Market Analysis
5.3.1 Overview
5.3.2 Non-residential Sector
5.3.3 Residential Sector
5.3.4 Utility Installations
5.4 Market Analysis by State
5.5 Cost Analysis of Solar PV Market in the US
5.6 Production & Manufacturing Statistics

6. Concentrating Solar Power in the US
6.1 Market Profile
6.2 CSP Installations in the US
6.3 CSP Projects in the US

7. Market for Solar Heating and Cooling
7.1 Market Profile
7.2 Solar Water & Space Heating Installations
7.3 Cost Analysis for SWH Market
7.4 Solar Pool Heating Installations
7.5 Cost Analysis for Solar Pool Heating Market

8. Shortage of Silicon and Impact on the US Market

9. Consumer Energy Market and Solar Power

10. Solar Power Technologies to Invest in

11. Investing in the US Solar Power Industry? – Investor Know-How

12. Incentives for Solar Power in the US
12.1 Introduction to Regulatory Framework
12.2 Federal Tax Credits
12.3 Feed-in-Tariffs
12.4 Solar America Initiative
12.5 Solar Renewable Energy Certificates
12.6 State-level Incentives

13. Initiatives Supporting Solar Power in the US
13.1 205 Kilowatt (kW) Installation
13.2 Open PV Mapping Project
13.3 U.S. DOE Solar Decathlon
13.4 U.S. DOE SunShot Initiative
13.5 Utility Solar Water Heating Initiative

14. Solar Power by State in the US
14.1 Arizona
14.2 California
14.3 Hawaii
14.4 Nevada
14.5 New Jersey
14.6 New Mexico
14.7 Oregon

15. Major Solar Thermal Power Plants in the US
15.1 Blythe Solar Power Project
15.2 Calico Solar Energy Project
15.3 Ivanpah Solar Power Facility
15.4 Kimberlina Solar Thermal Energy Plant
15.5 Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center
15.6 Mojave Solar Park
15.7 Nevada Solar One
15.8 Sierra SunTower
15.9 Solana Generating Station
15.10 Solar Energy Generating Systems
15.11 The Solar Project

16. Solar Power in the US - Market Outlook
16.1 Overall Market Outlook till 2015
16.2 US Photovoltaic Market Outlook
16.3 Outlook for US Market for CSP
16.4 Outlook for Solar Water & Space Heating Market
16.5 Outlook for Solar Pool Heating Market

17. Major Players
17.1 Abound Solar
17.2 Akeena Solar, Inc
17.3 Amonix Incorporated
17.4 Areva
17.5 Ascent Solar
17.6 ASE Americas, Inc
17.7 Asia Silicon Co
17.8 AstroPower Inc
17.9 Atlantis Energy Inc
17.10 Blue Oak Energy
17.11 BP Solar
17.12 Citizenre
17.13 Cool Earth Solar
17.14 DayStar Technologies
17.15 EIQ Energy, Inc
17.16 Energy Conversion Devices Inc
17.17 Entech Inc
17.18 Envision Solar
17.19 Evergreen Solar, Inc.
17.20 First Solar
17.21 GT Solar International, Inc.
17.22 HelioVolt Corporation
17.23 LDK Solar USA, Inc.
17.24 NanoSolar
17.25 PowerLight Corporation
17.26 Pyron Solar
17.27 REC Solar
17.28 Sharp Solar
17.29 Shell Solar Industries
17.30 Siemens Solar
17.31 SkyFuel
17.32 Skyline Solar
17.33 Solar Electric Power Company
17.34 SolarCity
17.35 Solaren
17.36 SoloPower
17.37 Specialized Technology Resources
17.38 Spire Corporation
17.39 Stirling Energy Systems
17.40 Sundog Solar
17.41 SunEdison
17.42 Sunetric
17.43 Sungevity
17.44 SunPower Corporation
17.45 SunRun
17.46 TerraSolar, Inc.
17.47 United Solar Ovonic
17.48 Vanir Energy

18. Appendix
18.1. Global Solar Photovoltaic Industry – PEST Analysis
18.2 Photovoltaics Industry Value Chain
18.2.1 Overview
18.2.2 Feedstock Component Polysilicon Thin Film Technology Ingots & Wafers Production
18.2.3 Production of Solar Cells & Modules
18.2.4 Achieving BOS (Balance of System)

19. Glossary
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Abound Solar
Akeena Solar, Inc
Amonix Incorporated
Ascent Solar
ASE Americas, Inc
Asia Silicon Co
AstroPower Inc
Atlantis Energy Inc
Blue Oak Energy
BP Solar
Cool Earth Solar
DayStar Technologies
EIQ Energy, Inc
Energy Conversion Devices Inc
Entech Inc
Envision Solar
Evergreen Solar, Inc.
First Solar
GT Solar International, Inc.
HelioVolt Corporation
LDK Solar USA, Inc.
PowerLight Corporation
Pyron Solar
REC Solar
Sharp Solar
Shell Solar Industries
Siemens Solar
Skyline Solar
Solar Electric Power Company
Specialized Technology Resources
Spire Corporation
Stirling Energy Systems
Sundog Solar
SunPower Corporation
TerraSolar, Inc.
United Solar Ovonic
Vanir Energy
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