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Semiconductors in Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Systems Market Outlook

The semiconductors in solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems market size is projected to grow at a CAGR of 20% from 2022 to 2032, from a value of US$ 222.44 Bn in 2022 to US$ 1,377.27 Bn by 2032.

Key factors propelling the demand are:

  • There is a growing need for sustainable energy supplies, as well as benevolent government policies, due to the rising energy consumption caused by the growing population.
  • To reduce reliance on fossil fuels, these restrictions also aid in reducing environmental pollution. The demand for semiconductors in solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems is primarily fueled by this, which in turn promotes the need for sustainable energy sources like solar energy.
  • Additional factors that are anticipated to boost sales of semiconductors in solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems and fuel the expansion of the market include the decrease of carbon emissions and the production of cheap electricity.
  • Globally, several nations have created environmental standards as public awareness of environmental preservation grows.
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Semiconductors in Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Systems Market Value (2022) US$ 222.44 Billion
Semiconductors in Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Systems Market Forecast Value (2032) US$ 1,377.27 Billion
Semiconductors in Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Systems Market CAGR (2022 to 2032) 20%

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Rising Electricity Demand To Accelerate Semiconductors In Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Systems Market Growth

Over the past few years, power consumption has significantly grown across the world due to the rise in the manufacturing sector, population growth, and robust economic growth. Due to population growth and infrastructural development, developing economies are experiencing increased power consumption.

The need for energy generation rises as a result of industrialization, urbanization, and improving living standards. Many nations are growing their power-producing capacity to meet the rising energy demand, either by building new plants or adding capacity to existing ones.

Multiple nations are increasing their use of renewable energy sources to generate electricity to reduce their reliance on traditional sources. Solar energy is an essential renewable energy source with the ability to provide the rising power demand.

Over the past few years, the semiconductors in the solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems market have experienced several quick technical advancements. The most recent solar material with a suitable crystal structure for light absorption is called perovskite.

Additionally, perovskite cells outperform silicon in lower lighting levels, on overcast days, or indoors, allowing for higher conversion efficiencies. The fundamental advantage of using semiconductors in solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems is that it is an affordable, plentiful material that has the potential to provide inexpensive solar electricity.

Trends And Opportunities In Semiconductors In Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Systems Market

Governments in several nations have enacted strict carbon emission regulations, as a result of which attention is shifting more and more to the renewable sector, notably solar photovoltaic energy. During the anticipated time this is anticipated to propel semiconductors in solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems market expansion.

Off-grid locations have very little or no access to power that is connected to the grid. These regions rely on backup photovoltaic energy sources, such as solar power. There are sizable off-grid locations all over the world that are not linked to the energy grid.

More than 1 billion people globally still live without power, according to World Energy Outlook. This compels enterprises that produce electricity to alter their methods of production and switch to using semiconductors in solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems which are eco-friendly and clean resources.

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Semiconductors in Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Systems Market Overview

In recent years, energy efficiency, environment compatibility, and cost reduction have been emerging as critical issues across the semiconductor industry. The electronics and semiconductor industry has launched various semiconductor solutions such as insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) for solar power systems.

Various semiconductor products used in solar PV market include PV cells, insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs), metal oxide field effect transistors (MOSFETs), diodes, couplers, analog IC, logic IC, micro components and optical semiconductors, among others.

Factors driving the growth of the solar power market include volatility in fossil fuel prices, environmental concerns, government incentives, and technological developments.

The demand for semiconductor power devices in solar PV is spurred by rising concerns over efficiency in performance to reduce power losses. Continued focus on design improvements across the electrical and electronics industry has been driving the growth in demand of semiconductors in solar power industry.

At the same time, the renewable and alternative energy market has gained an increased demand, especially the solar energy market, which is expanding rapidly. Further, increase in incentives by governments and feed-in tariff policy are creating significant growth opportunity for semiconductor manufacturers in solar PV market.

Across the globe, energy security has emerged as a critical issue and governments have been prioritizing renewable energy sources such as solar power in order to create a balanced energy portfolio. Recent developments in GaN (gallium nitride) and SiC (silicon carbide) technologies represent an emerging opportunity in solar power market for semiconductor industry players as these technology offer better features such as better power efficiency.

Competition from conventional energy sources which are offered at a subsidy across different countries represents a challenge to the growth of solar power market owing to cost issues. This in turn affects the growth of semiconductors for renewable energy including solar PV.

Europe was the leading region for solar power and has seen significant growth in demand for semiconductor products and solutions in order to cater the growing demand for efficient solar power production .

The growth of solar power industry in this region is driven by regulatory factors which have mandated reduction in emission and harmful gases and increased reliance on renewable energy. Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing market for solar power driven by growing investment in solar power by countries such as China, Japan and India.

This in turn is expected to propel the growth in demand of semiconductor products and solutions over the coming years. North America lead by increasing demand for solar power in the U.S.

owing to regulatory pressure and need to create a mixed source of energy is also expected to experience increasing growth in demand for semiconductors in solar PV. Key players in this market include Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. (U.S.), JA Solar Holdings, Co., Ltd. (China), Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan), Infineon Technologies AG (Germany), ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (China), Hitachi Power Semiconductor Device Ltd. (Japan), Toshiba Corporation (Japan), STMicroelectronics N.V. (Switzerland), Fuji Electric Co. Ltd. (Japan), Vishay Intertechnology Inc (U.S.), Semikron Inc (Germany), and First Solar, Inc. (U.S.), among others.

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