The solar industry is now recovering from the ambitious capacity build-out and price crash of 2011-2012, and investment – both strategic and project-based – is making its way back into the industry. Historically, low system prices have enabled a broad demand market for solar, which only continues to grow both in size and influence, globally. However, industry participants benefiting from this growth must also deal with intense competition to improve technology and a dynamic policy landscape.
 
Lux Research helps investors, governments, and stakeholders capitalize on the evolving landscape by helping to:
 
  • Identify profitable, competitive technology improvements along the value chain, from polysilicon to modules and systems
  • Assess a wide array of technology providers along the value chain, from start-ups to large incumbents
  • Understand key transactions and changes in the competitive landscape and their impacts on both the materials and energy industries
  • Translate complex policy drivers into an actionable market strategy
  • Provide data-driven growth opportunities to boost revenues
Access our market trackers for Solar Supply and Forecasted Solar Demand.

Recently Profiled Companies

  • NexPower

    Manufacturer of amorphous silicon BIPV modules

    Feb 16, 2017

  • Platio

    Solar pavement modules from low-cost recycled plastic

    Feb 16, 2017

  • Weather Decision Technologies

    Weather data analysis and weather prediction services

    Feb 6, 2017

  • SunSniffer

    Supplier of module-level monitoring equipment for degradation and failure

    Feb 2, 2017

  • MetaShield

    Developer of silica-based nanoparticle coating with solar and strengthening applications

    Feb 2, 2017

  • SolView

    Software for rooftop solar generation potential estimation

    Jan 19, 2017

  • Swift Coat

    Developer of aerosol-based deposition method for nanoparticle coatings

    Jan 19, 2017

  • Solaxess

    White colored reflective top sheet for high-efficiency solar modules in BIPV applications

    Jan 19, 2017

  • Nanoflex Power

    Licensor and developer of GaAs thin films and organic photovoltaics

    Jan 5, 2017

  • 24-Hour Solar Roof

    Building integrated photovoltaics plus storage systems for commercial building applications

    Dec 15, 2016

  • QD Solar

    Develops quantum dot technologies for use in tandem solar cells

    Dec 8, 2016

  • Solar-tectic

    Developer of novel thin-film silicon deposition process with tandem applications

    Dec 8, 2016

Download a sample company profile.

Sample Solar Topics
  • Siemens, FBR, UMG and other polysilicon
  • Photovoltaic production equipment
  • Non-active materials and coatings
  • Standard and kerfless wafering processes
  • Si, CdTe, CIGS, and OPV cell architectures
  • Crystalline silicon and inorganic thin-film modules
  • Concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) optics and systems
  • Concentrating solar power (CSP) systems
  • Hybrid/complex solar systems
  • Solar power electronics
  • Racking & mounting equipment, trackers, and other balance of systems technologies
  • Residential rooftop
  • Commercial rooftop & ground-mount
  • Utility ground-mount
  • Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV)
  • Off-grid

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