Global Solar-powered UAV Market 2017-2021

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  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 79 pages
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  • AeroVironment
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About Solar-powered UAV

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones are autonomous aircraft, which are remotely controlled from the ground or through onboard computers. Conventional UAVs are available in various sizes. While the large-sized ones, which are employed for tactical missions, are powered by internal combustion engines, smaller ones are mainly powered by electric motors. However, since the last decade, the advent of new technologies has led to the development of UAVs powered by photovoltaic cells, hydrogen fuel cells, and hybrid-electric propulsions engines. Solar-powered UAV platforms use photovoltaic panels to absorb energy from the sun and convert it into electrical energy to thrust the engines.

The use of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell system in a solar-powered UAV allows it to achieve an uninterrupted flight for over six months. The Helios Prototype was one of the earliest solar-powered UAVs (developed by AeroVironment in 1999 with funding from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)), which used PEM-based fuel system. Solar-powered UAVs find their applications in defense and commercial sectors.

The analysts forecast the global solar-powered UAV market to grow at a CAGR of 12.65% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global solar-powered UAV market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the retail selling price as the average selling price of the product.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
The report, Global Solar-powered UAV Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • AeroVironment
  • Airbus
  • Alphabet
  • Facebook
  • Thales Group
Other prominent vendors
  • AC Propulsion
  • Boeing
  • DJI
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Silent Falcon UAS
  • Sunlight Photonics
Market drivers
  • Focus on greater use of renewable energy sources
  • For a full, detailed list, view the full report
Market challenges
  • Regulatory challenges with drone operations
  • For a full, detailed list, view the full report
Market trends
  • Focus on greater use of renewable energy sources
  • For a full, detailed list, view the full report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
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PART 01: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PART 02: SCOPE OF THE REPORT

PART 03: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

PART 04: INTRODUCTION
  • Market outline
PART 05: MARKET LANDSCAPE
  • Market overview
  • Global solar-powered UAV market
PART 06: FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
  • Five forces analysis
PART 07: MARKET SEGMENTATION BY END-USER
  • Global solar-powered UAV market segmentation by end-user - 2016
  • Global solar-powered UAV market segmentation by end-user - 2021
  • Global solar-powered UAV market segmentation by end-user 2016-2021
  • Global defense solar-powered UAV market
  • Global commercial solar-powered UAV market
PART 08: REGIONAL LANDSCAPE
  • Global solar-powered UAV market segmentation by region
  • Regional comparison
  • Solar-powered UAV market in Americas
  • Solar-powered UAV market in EMEA
  • Solar-powered UAV market in APAC
  • Market opportunity
PART 09: DECISION FRAMEWORK

PART 10: DRIVERS AND CHALLENGES
  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
PART 11: MARKET TRENDS
  • Advancements in solar power technologies
  • Emergence of hybrid drones
  • Increasing deployment of UAVs in emerging nations
PART 12: VENDOR LANDSCAPE
  • Competitive landscape
  • AeroVironment
  • Airbus
  • Alphabet
  • Facebook
  • Thales Group
  • Other prominent vendors
PART 13: APPENDIX
  • List of abbreviations
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 01: Global-solar-powered UAV market: Overview
Exhibit 02: Global solar-powered UAV market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
Exhibit 03: Technical comparison between Solar Impulse 2 and traditional aircraft
Exhibit 04: Global solar-powered UAV market - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
Exhibit 05: Five forces analysis
Exhibit 06: Segmentation of global solar-powered UAV market by end-user 2016 (%)
Exhibit 07: Segmentation of global solar-powered UAV market by end-user 2021 (%)
Exhibit 08: Segmentation of global solar-powered UAV market by end-user 2016-2021 ($ millions)
Exhibit 09: Global defense solar-powered UAV market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
Exhibit 10: Global defense solar-powered UAV market - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
Exhibit 11: Global commercial solar-powered UAV market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
Exhibit 12: Global commercial solar-powered UAV market - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
Exhibit 13: Global - Market share by geography 2016-2021 (%)
Exhibit 14: Regional comparison
Exhibit 15: Solar-powered UAV market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ millions)
Exhibit 16: Solar-powered UAV market in Americas - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
Exhibit 17: Solar-powered UAV market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
Exhibit 18: Solar-powered UAV market in EMEA - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
Exhibit 19: Solar-powered UAV market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ millions)
Exhibit 20: Solar-powered UAV market in APAC - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
Exhibit 21: Advantages of using drones in agriculture
Exhibit 22: Major vendors of global solar-powered UAV market 2017
Exhibit 23: AeroVironment: Business segmentation by revenue 2017 (%)
Exhibit 24: AeroVironment: Key UAV platforms
Exhibit 25: Airbus: Business areas
Exhibit 26: Airbus: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016 (%)
Exhibit 27: Airbus: Performance and capabilities of Zephyr
Exhibit 28: Alphabet: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016 (%)
Exhibit 29: Facebook: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016 (%)
Exhibit 30: Thales Group: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (%)
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  • AC Propulsion
  • AeroVironment
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  • Alphabet
  • Boeing
  • DJI
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New Report Released: - Global Solar-powered UAV Market 2017-2021

The author of the report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global solar-powered UAV market: AeroVironment, Airbus, Alphabet, Facebook, and Thales Group

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: AC Propulsion, Boeing, DJI, Lockheed Martin, Silent Falcon UAS, and Sunlight Photonics.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from the research team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Emergence of hybrid drones. Formerly, drones were driven using just one kind of propulsion system and fueled either by electricity, battery, or gasoline. Over time, advancements in the field of drones have led to the development of hybrid drones.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Focus on greater use of renewable energy sources. For years, fossil fuels have known to be the best source of energy to drive any kind of engine or motor. Over time, their consumption levels have reached extremes, and they are currently experiencing threats of extinction. Therefore, several militaries and commercial agencies are focusing on the use of renewable energy or alternative energy derived from replenishable sources.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Regulatory challenges with drone operations. The use of UAVs is primarily challenged by the various standards of governments and certain commercial aviation-governing agencies, which hamper their sales. Such regulations or standards often differ from region to region which, in turn, requires the development of customized products, thereby eliminating the use of standard products.

The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.
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  • AeroVironment
  • Airbus
  • Alphabet
  • Facebook
  • Thales Group
  • AC Propulsion
  • Boeing
  • DJI
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Silent Falcon UAS
  • Sunlight Photonics
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