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Solar Panel Cleaning Market By Technology (Wet Cleaning {Semi-Automated, Automated, Water Brushes}, Dry Cleaning {Electrostatic, Automated Robotic}), By Process (Semi-Automated, Automated, Water Brushes, Electrostatic, Automated Robotic), By Mode of Operation (Manual, Autonomous), By Application (Residential, Commercial, Industrial & Utility) Industry Analysis Report, Application Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 - 2026

  • Report ID: GMI4397
  • Published Date: Apr 2020
  • Report Format: PDF

Solar Panel Cleaning Market Size

Solar Panel Cleaning Market size exceeded USD 560 million in 2019 and is estimated to achieve over 11% CAGR through 2026. Rising solar PV installation trends along with decreasing overall unit cost will drive the industry potential. In addition, growing focus toward panel efficiency optimization followed by increasing renewable integration across the global energy mix will positively stimulate the industry landscape.

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Stringent environmental norms coupled with favorable government incentives and subsidies toward the deployment of solar PV will further fuel the service adoption.

Solar panel cleaning is a process of removing accumulated elements including dust, bird droppings and ashes from wildfires from the panel surface. This process is implemented to recover power conversion capability of PV where accumulated particles act as an obstruction between the sunlight and the panels. Moreover, various methods are applied within the process across the applications due to their effectiveness in recovering module efficiency and further providing improved power output.

Solar Panel Cleaning Market Analysis

Solar Panel Cleaning Market By Technology

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Wet segment of the solar panel cleaning market is estimated to grow substantially on account of its high efficiency toward cleaning panel surfaces and wide applicability & feasibility across high soiling conditions. In addition, accessibility of organic chemicals as a substitute for water-based cleaning techniques will complement the product adoption. Moreover, low unit cost, high reliability and easy accessibility are some major features which will stimulate the product demand.

Stringent government policies towards protection of declining water bodies along with prevention of significant drop in underground water level will enhance the dry solar panel cleaning industry. In addition, growing customer inclination toward ecofriendly cleaning methods coupled with adoption of advanced technologies to effectively remove the accumulated particles without affecting the modules will positively propel the industry landscape.

Growing dependency over automated technologies including machine learning and artificial intelligence in line with rising unmanned operations demand owing to fewer human errors will fuel the autonomous solar panel cleaning market outlook. Furthermore, extensive applicability across large scale solar power generation facilities along with high performance and reliability under extreme temperatures will stimulate technological adoption.

In addition, rising demand for quick and effective panel cleaning methods in line with adoption of robots across large industrial panel sites will augment the industry scenario.

Ability to limit high soiling rates, faster cleaning services and low maintenance cost will boost the semi-automated segment of the market. Integration of cloud computing & artificial intelligence to enhance operation across harsh weather conditions will further complement the product deployment. In addition, flexible cleaning requirements, upfront cost sensitivity and high compatible tracker system are the prominent parameters which will stimulate the product demand.

Manual solar panel cleaning market will witness a sturdy growth on account of providing highly precise & effective cleaning, in comparison to its available alternatives. Growing inclination toward smart infrastructure in line with increasing solar deployment across commercial & residential establishments will further complement the industry growth. Moreover, shifting focus toward effective cleaning method to curb the threat of panel breakage or fault arising due to improper operations will retain their market share.

Ongoing research and development investments toward product upgradation and integration of cloud-based platform facilitates will fuel the adoption of autonomous cleaning services. For instance, Ecoppia unveiled E4 robotic water-free cleaning solutions in 2019 for single-axis trackers to optimize the solar panel performance in utility-scale installations while reducing operational cost and eliminating water waste & manual labor. Furthermore, less financial requirement and ease of operation are some vital functions that will spur the service adoption.

Rapid commercialization across emerging economies along with increasing demand for advanced solar technologies will fuel the commercial solar panel cleaning market trends. Moreover, reforms and mandates on zero-emission buildings coupled with the integration of effective energy management systems will drive the technology demand.

The positive consumer outlook favored by fiscal benefits associated with the deployment of solar components will upscale the service industry. In addition, rising electricity cost coupled with enough roof space availability across the establishments provides growth prospects to the industry.

Ambitious government targets to encourage energy optimization and enhance efforts to decrease the dependency on non-renewable power sources will increase the deployment of large-scale solar projects. In addition, growing focus toward financial savings, reducing carbon footprint, and maintaining a stable power output will provide an avenue for business growth.

Increasing number of large-scale solar installations across agricultural farms and coastal areas in line with high soiling accumulation will drive the industrial & utility segment of the solar panel cleaning industry share.

Solar Panel Cleaning Market By Region

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North America solar panel cleaning market in 2019 exceeded USD 70 million and is anticipated to witness over 10% CAGR through 2026. Favorable federal tax incentives toward the adoption of solar PV, specifically across residential and commercial establishments will boost the service demand. Paradigm shift toward limiting the greenhouse emissions and deploying PV units across almost all applications will further enhance the industry scenario.

Asia-Pacific market will witness growth on account of its hot and humid climate where the nations observe maximum number of sunny days thereby providing considerable throughput in power generation. Nations like China and India will experience maximum installation pertaining to their greater manufacturing capabilities. Furthermore, increasing population index, will force the government to shift toward sustainable energy source thereby favoring mass product adoption.

Solar Panel Cleaning Market Share

Favorable government incentive programs, feed-in tariffs, renewable integration targets, net-metering, subsidies, and mandated regulatory reforms have significantly improved the industry outlook. Prominent players operating across the solar panel cleaning market comprise:

  • Solar Service Professional
  • Ecoppia
  • Saint Gobain
  • Miraikikai
  • Premier Solar Cleaning
  • Pacific Panel Cleaners
  • Clean Solar Solutions
  • Sharp
  • Indisolar Products
  • Solar Cleaning Machinery
  • Solbright.

Solar panel cleaning market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of USD from 2015 to 2026, for the following segments:

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By Technology

  • Wet Cleaning
    • Semi-Automated
    • Automated
    • Water Brushes
    • Others
  • Dry Cleaning
    • Electrostatic
    • Automated Robotic
    • Others

By Process

  • Semi-Automated
  • Automated
  • Water Brushes
  • Electrostatic
  • Automated Robotic
  • Others

By Mode of Operation

  • Manual
  • Autonomous

By Application

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial & Utility

The above information has been provided for the following regions and country:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Austria
    • Spain
    • Netherlands
    • Denmark
    • Sweden
    • Ukraine
    • Russia
    • Norway
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Qatar
    • Kuwait
    • Turkey
    • South Africa
    • Nigeria
    • Algeria
    • Egypt
    • Israel
    • Jordan
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Chile
Authors: Ankit Gupta, Riya Gupta

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The overall solar panel cleaning market might register a crcr of 11% over the anticipated period.

According to report, solar panel cleaning market size is estimated to be pegged at $1,102.5 million by 2026.

Rising investments toward sustainable infrastructure development along with increasing demand for renewable energy source will be key driving factors for the growth of the industry worldwide.

World solar panel cleaning industry will register over 11% CAGR between 2020 and 2026, as estimated by GMI.

Solar Service Professional, Ecoppia, Saint Gobain, Miraikikai, Premier Solar Cleaning, Pacific Panel Cleaners, Clean Solar Solutions, Sharp, Indisolar Products, Solar Cleaning Machinery and Solbright are the major players in the global market.

Solar Panel Cleaning Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2019
  • Companies covered: 16
  • Tables & Figures: 674
  • Countries covered: 35
  • Pages: 388
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