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Solar PV Backsheet Market Size By Product (TPT-Primed, TPE, PET, PVDF, PEN), By Thickness (<100 Micrometre, 100 To 500 Micrometre, > 500 Micrometre), By Material (Fluoride, Non Fluoride), By Technology (Crystalline, Thin Film, Ultra-Thin Film), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Analysis, Application Development Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2017 – 2024

  • Report ID: GMI2184
  • Published Date: Nov 2017
  • Report Format: PDF

 Industry Trends

Solar PV Backsheet Market assessed at USD 2 billion in 2016 with annual installations to exceed 7 billion sq. foot by 2024.


Solar PV Backsheet Market

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Ongoing expansion across the solar industry favoured by regulatory reforms including FIT, subsidies, leveraging schemes, tax rebates, and investment tax credits will foster solar PV backsheet market. Significant decline in the cost of photovoltaic components subject to the revision or upliftment of taxes and duties will positively influence the technological deployment. In addition, rising environmental security concerns along with the national renewable integration targets in line with the Paris agreement will augment the industry dynamics.

Increasing installation of roof-top units across residential & commercial establishments along with the rigorous R&D activities to enhance product efficiency and operational flexibility will positively impact the business scenario. Development of micro-grid networks to suffice the increasing off-grid energy demand along with large scale commercialization will boost the product demand. In addition, rising adoption of advanced backsheet compositions with an aim to provide an energy efficient solution will positively impact the business outlook.

By Product

TPT in 2016, accounted for over 8% the solar PV backsheet market revenue share. Effective weather resistance and high inherent strength in comparison to its competitive counterparts are among the essential parameters which will encourage the product penetration. The product offers low permeability of moisture or vapor oil and can sustain temperatures varying across -70OC to around 110OC. Henceforth, expanding industrial framework along with effective technical specifications will fuel the product adoption.

PVDF backsheets have gained an appreciable share owing to their comparatively sustainable product efficiency and economic cost structure. However, availability of efficient auxiliary insulating layers along with rapid development of advanced composite compositions may hinder the product penetration. Ongoing research and development activities accompanied by technological developments to accentuate the productivity of the conventional product will stimulate the industry growth.

TPE’s have witnessed a modest penetration over the years on account of the availability of efficient and cost effective auxiliary backsheet technologies. In the current scenario, the product acts as an economical alternative to TPT configurations. Rapidly enhancing technological prospects pertaining to operational efficiency and flexibility are predicted to augment the business outlook.

By Thickness

100 to 500 micrometer backsheets subject to their high applicability across medium-scale solar installations have gained an appreciable hold across the global industry share. High-voltage solar applications that cater to the rising demand across large commercial establishments and small-scale industries will drive the business outlook. In addition, soaring demand for photovoltaics across sectors with low irradiance and the development of private- and public-owned solar farms will propel the industry growth.

< 100 micrometer backsheets are anticipated to onlook robust growth on account of lower costs and wide deployment across small-scale applications. Increasing concerns subject to operational flexibilities and advancing unit efficiencies will drive the solar PV backsheet market penetration. In addition, increasing off-grid deployments along with the rising demand for efficient & cost-effective modules across rooftop installations will further boost the product demand.

By Material

Non-fluoropolymers are anticipated to witness a growth of over 6% by 2024. These materials possess shorter life cycle and lower efficiencies when compared with fluoropolymer backsheets. However, the large availability of cost-effective auxiliary non-fluoropolymer technologies and the prevailing issues pertaining to the disposal of fluoropolymers will encourage the solar photovoltaic backsheet market demand.

Europe Solar PV Backsheet Industry By Material

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Fluoropolymers will witness significant growth on account of their unit longevity and early adoption. These products offer higher insulation properties and efficiency when compared with non-fluoropolymer. However, the incorporation of fluorine for production has inclined consumer interest towards the deployment of cleaner auxiliary technologies.

By Technology

Thin film solar PV backsheet market are set to onlook a growth of over 7% by 2024. Prevailing research and development activities to develop operationally flexible and effective products coupled with diversifying compositions will drive the market growth. In addition, increasing investments to attain sustainable unit specifications coupled with surging EVA film technologies has instituted a favourable business scenario.

Crystalline products will witness growth on account of extensive deployment of these units coupled with heavier composition of its cells. Expansion of compact panel structures along with the enhancing product efficiencies will fuel their adoption across photovoltaic modules.

By Region

The North America market was valued over USD 300 million in 2016. The industry is rapidly expanding & solar energy has been economically competitive in comparison to alternative energy sources. Increasing inclination toward sustainable energy and pressing need for reduction in the carbon footprints are among the prime factors which will propel the business growth. Furthermore, increasing concerns toward emissions from existing generating plants along with soaring investments toward renewable integration will increase the product penetration.

Middle East Solar Photovoltaic Backsheet Market By Country

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Asia Pacific solar PV backsheet market subject to the stringent environmental regulations toward building emissions is set to exceed USD 1 billion by 2024. Increasing investment across the construction industry along with supportive legislative policies encouraging the construction of green buildings will fuel the business growth. In addition, bulk product demand, low manufacturing cost and positive government measures to encourage adoption of solar technologies will further complement the industry scenario.

Competitive Market Share

Eminent participants operating across the solar PV backsheet industry comprises of Isovoltaic, Taiflex, Targray, Arkema, Toyo Aluminium, Hangzhou, Toray, Dunmore, Krempel, ZTT International, Coveme, 3M, Madico, DuPont and Astenik.

Consequent development of manufacturing base accompanied by the provision of cost efficient backsheet units to cater the increasing demand has been the major strategic implication across the industry landscape. Steep decline in the total levelized cost of PV installations have further augmented the product deployment.

Industry Background

The photovoltaic backsheet is the outermost layer of the PV module and is manufactured to protect the inner components of the module from external stresses and to act as an electrical insulator.

Authors: Ankit Gupta, Abhishek Chopra

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of solar PV backsheet was assessed at USD 2 billion in 2016.

The industry share of solar PV backsheet is projected to grow at around 4.8% CAGR from 2017 to 2024.

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  • Base Year: 2016
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 736
  • Countries covered: 27
  • Pages: 453

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