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Global Solar Photovoltaic Glass Market Research and Forecast, 2019-2025

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  • May 2019
  • Region: Global
  • Orion Market Research Private Limited
  • ID: 4770692
UP TO OFF until Dec 31st 2022


  • AGC, Inc.
  • Borosil Glass Works, Ltd.
  • Euroglas GmbH
  • Interfloat Corp.
  • Onyx Solar Group, LLC
  • Saint-Gobain Group
Solar PV Glass Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report, By Type (Flat Plate and Tempered), By Application (Residential, Non-Residential and Utility), by Module Type (Crystalline, Thin-Film, and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)) and Forecast, 2019-2025.

Solar PV glass is primarily used to concentrate a large amount of sunlight into the module. The main attributes of glass for solar applications include specific weight, transmission and mechanical strength. The solar panel modules, such as thin-film, crystalline silicon and concentrated solar power (CSP) uses flat plate and tempered solar glass. Tempered glass is tough and won’t break easily as compared to flat plate glass due to extra strength. Additionally, plate glass will break into large pieces, which can cause severe risk, whereas, tempered glass tends to break into smaller pieces which significantly reduces the chances of severe risk.

The crucial factors leading to an increase in the growth of the market comprise of rising government initiatives to encourage the adoption of renewable energy sources and in solar PV installations. For instance, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), in 2017, solar PV witnessed record with a 40% rise in power generation. This primarily results due to declining prices and rising deployment in China. Since 2010, solar PV prices have declined by 70% for new solar PV large utility scale systems. Since 2012, among global demand for solar PV, China's share has substantially increased from 10% to over 55% in 2017. The country has surpassed the 2020 solar PV target (13th Five-Year Plan). The solar PV system consists of several components, such as tempered glass, polymer rear backsheet, silicon PV cells, and extruded aluminum frame. The front glass enables to protect the PV cells from extreme weather conditions. It is usually tempered glass that contains high strength and is 3.0 to 4.0mm thick. The tempered glass is designed to resist extreme temperature changes and mechanical loads. As glass is an essential component used in the manufacturing of solar PV systems, the rising demand for solar PV systems is primarily boosting the growth of the market.

The global solar PV glass market is segmented on the basis of type, application and module. Based on the type, the market is further classified into flat plate and tempered. Based on application, the market is further classified into residential, non-residential and utility. Moreover, based on the module, the market is further segmented into thin-film solar panels, crystalline silicon solar panels, and CSP. On the basis of geography, the market is further classified into four major regions, such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and rest of the world (RoW). Asia-Pacific was estimated to hold a significant share in 2017, due to rising solar PV installations in several countries, such as China, India, and Japan. Moreover, North America has been witnessing potential growth due to the increasing demand for solar PV systems in utility-scale projects.

Some crucial players in the market include AGC, Inc., Saint-Gobain Group, Borosil Glass Works Ltd., Taiwan Glass Industry Corp., Xinyi Solar Holdings Ltd. Flat Glass Group, Guardian Industries, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd., and Onyx Solar Group LLC. The strategies followed by these companies to gain competitive advantage include merger and acquisitions, product launches, partnership and collaborations etc. For instance, in October 2017, a subsidiary of Borosil Glass Works Ltd., Gujarat Borosil Ltd. has opened the world’s first fully tempered 2 mm solar glass production facility in Gujarat, India. The 2mm glass can be utilized for new generation frameles s PV modules and due to its lightweight properties, it is also ideal for rooftop applications. It can be produced in several textures, such as Matt-Matt and Prismatic-Matt and also contains durability and high tensile strength. It is able to withstand high wind loads with more than 2,400 pascal (Pa) and snow loads with higher than 5400 Pa. The glass is primarily suitable for glass-glass modules and enables to enhance module efficiency and reduce weight.

Research Methodology

The market study of the global solar PV glass market is incorporated by extensive primary and secondary research. Secondary research has been conducted to refine the available data to breakdown the market in various segments, derive total market size, market forecast, and growth rate. Different approaches have been worked on to derive the market value and market growth rate. Our team collects facts and data related to the market from different geography to provide a better regional outlook. In the report, the country-level analysis is provided by analyzing various regional players, regional tax laws and policies, consumer behavior and macro-economic factors. Numbers extracted from Secondary research have been authenticated by conducting proper primary research. It includes tracking down key people from the industry and interviewing them to validate the data. This enables our analyst to derive the closest possible figures without any major deviations in the actual number. Our analysts try to contact as many executives, managers, key opinion leaders, and industry experts. Primary research brings authenticity in our reports.

Secondary Sources Include:
  • Financial reports of companies involved in the market.
  • Authentic public databases, such as the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
  • Whitepapers, research-papers, and news blogs.
  • Company websites and their product catalog.

The report is intended for government and private companies for overall market analysis and competitive analysis. The report provides in-depth analysis on market size, intended quality of the service preferred by consumers. The report will serve as a source for 360-degree analysis of the market thoroughly integrating different models.

Market Segmentation:
1. Global Solar PV Glass Market Research and Analysis by Type
2. Global Solar PV Glass Market Research and Analysis by Application
3. Global Solar PV Glass Market Research and Analysis by Module Type

The Report Covers:
  • Comprehensive research methodology of the global solar PV glass market.
  • This report also includes a detailed and extensive market overview with key analyst insights.
  • An exhaustive analysis of macro and micro factors influencing the market guided by key recommendations.
  • Analysis of regional regulations and other government policies impacting the global solar PV glass market.
  • Insights about market determinants which are stimulating the global solar PV glass market.
  • Detailed and extensive market segments with regional distribution of forecasted revenues.
  • Extensive profiles and recent developments of market players.


  • AGC, Inc.
  • Borosil Glass Works, Ltd.
  • Euroglas GmbH
  • Interfloat Corp.
  • Onyx Solar Group, LLC
  • Saint-Gobain Group

1. Report Summary
1.1. Research Methods and Tools
1.2. Market Breakdown
1.2.1. By Segments
1.2.2. By Geography
1.2.3. By Stakeholders
2. Market Overview and Insights
2.1. Scope of the Report
2.2. Analyst Insight & Current Market Trends
2.2.1. Key Findings
2.2.2. Recommendations
2.2.3. Conclusion
3. Competitive Landscape
3.1. Competitive Dashboard
3.2. Key Strategy Analysis
3.3. Key Company Analysis
3.3.1. Flat Glass Group Co., Ltd Overview Financial Analysis SWOT Analysis Recent Developments
3.3.2. AGC Inc. Overview Financial Analysis SWOT Analysis Recent Developments
3.3.3. Xinyi Solar Holdings Ltd. Overview Financial Analysis SWOT Analysis Recent Developments
3.3.4. Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. Overview Financial Analysis SWOT Analysis Recent Developments
3.3.5. Onyx Solar Group, LLC Overview Financial Analysis SWOT Analysis Recent Developments
4. Market Determinants
4.1. Motivators
4.2. Restraints
4.3. Opportunities
5. Market Segmentation
5.1. Global Solar PV Glass Market by Type
5.1.1. Flat Plate
5.1.2. Tempered
5.2. Global Solar PV Glass Market by Application
5.2.1. Residential
5.2.2. Non-Residential
5.2.3. Utility
5.3. Global Solar PV Glass Market by Module Type
5.3.1. Crystalline Silicon Solar Panels
5.3.2. Thin-Film Solar Panels Amorphous Silicon Cadmium Telluride Copper Indium Gallium Selenide
5.3.3. Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)
6.1. North America
6.1.1. United States
6.1.2. Canada
6.2. Europe
6.2.1. UK
6.2.2. Germany
6.2.3. Italy
6.2.4. Spain
6.2.5. France
6.2.6. Rest of Europe
6.3. Asia-Pacific
6.3.1. China
6.3.2. India
6.3.3. Japan
6.3.4. Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.4. Rest of the World
7.1. AGC, Inc.
7.2. AVIC Sanxin Co., Ltd.
7.3. Borosil Glass Works, Ltd.
7.4. Brite Hellas S.A.
7.5. Cardinal Glass Industries, Inc.
7.6. Euroglas GmbH
7.7. f I solar GmbH
7.8. Flat Glass Group Co., Ltd.
7.9. Guardian Industries Holdings, LLC
7.10. Interfloat Corp.
7.11. Jinko Solar Co., Ltd.
7.12. Navitas Green Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
7.13. Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
7.14. Onyx Solar Group, LLC
7.15. Polysolar, Ltd.
7.16. Saint-Gobain Group
7.17. Sisecam Group
7.18. Taiwan Glass Industry Corp.
7.19. TG Yueda Solar Mirror Co., Ltd.
7.20. Vidurglass S.L.
7.21. Xinyi Solar Holdings Ltd.
* List of Tables and Figures available on enquiry

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • AGC, Inc.
  • AVIC Sanxin Co., Ltd.
  • Borosil Glass Works, Ltd.
  • Brite Hellas S.A.
  • Cardinal Glass Industries, Inc.
  • Euroglas GmbH
  • f I solar GmbH
  • Flat Glass Group Co., Ltd.
  • Guardian Industries Holdings, LLC
  • Interfloat Corp.
  • Jinko Solar Co., Ltd.
  • Navitas Green Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
  • Onyx Solar Group, LLC
  • Polysolar, Ltd.
  • Saint-Gobain Group
  • Sisecam Group
  • Taiwan Glass Industry Corp.
  • TG Yueda Solar Mirror Co., Ltd.
  • Vidurglass S.L.
  • Xinyi Solar Holdings Ltd.