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Solar panel cleaning systems market report from 2018-2026

According to a new market research report published by Credence Research “Solar Panel Cleaning Systems Market (by Type: Water Based Cleaning System, Electrostatic Cleaning System and Robotic Cleaning System; by Mode of Operation: Manual and Autonomous) – Growth, Future Prospects, and Competitive Landscape, 2018-2026”, the solar panel cleaning systems market estimated to grow with a CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2026.

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Market Insights

After 2018, the year of uncertainty for global solar panel as well as generation market, 2019 has already begun to show positive outlook. The global installed solar PV capacity is expected to cross 1 Tn watts in next 4 years. Solar market installed new plants of 98.9 gigawatts capacity across the world in 2017 adding to the 303 gigawatts previously installed capacity and accounted for more than 47% of the total energy generated through renewable energy sources. The tremendous growth in solar PV market is inevitable and acting as a catalyst to the growth of other adjacent market associated with it. Solar panel cleaning systems market is one such market which is all set to experience substantial surge in terms of market value and volume in coming years.

Solar panels’ efficiency can diminish by 20% in domestic installations and 60% in commercial installations. The number is quite big to be ignored especially for commercial installations. This encouraged the need for an efficient and cost-effective system to clean the surface of solar panel. With consistently expanding solar farm across the globe, the significance for solar panel cleaning systems is also growing perpetually. Consequently, the demand for such cleaning systems is projected to attract several local as well as global players to enter into the market and capitalize on this opportunity. Some of the most basic cleaning systems types includes water based cleaning system, electrostatic cleaning system and robotic cleaning systems. The trend of using robots and drones is picking up the pace and axpected to grow to surpass the traditional manual cleaning system. With the proliferation in the growth of advanced robotics and artifical intelligence, autonomous solar panel cleanning systems are projected to sweep its competition in years down the lane.

Water Based Cleaning Systems are Making Way for New Generation of Robotic Cleaning Systems

Solar panel cleaning systems are broadly classified into water-based systems, electrostatic systems, and robotic systems on the basis of type. Among all, water-based cleaning system leads the market considerably in terms of market value. It is considered as one of the most efficient and cost-effective types for cleaning solar panels. However, the system is not as efficient in water scares areas such as solar plants located at deserts. Robotic cleaning systems which also includes drones are the fastest growing cleaning systems amongst all. This particular type of cleaning systems is mostly preferred for large solar plants where manual cleaning proved quite tedious and hence holds tremendous potential to grow along with solar farms.

Manual Cleaning Systems Leads the Market But Expected to Lose Market Share to Autonomous Cleaning System  

By mode of operation, solar panel cleaning systems are divided into two major variants, namely manual solar panel cleaning systems, and autonomous solar panel cleaning system. Till 2017, manual cleaning systems are widely used across several small and medium scale solar farms. Manual systems are also extensively used for residential solar panel and hence, manual solar panel cleaning systems are leading the market with a considerable margin. However, with exponential growth and expanding sizes of solar farms are making manual cleaning a tedious and expensive affair. Consequently, autonomous solar panel cleaning equipment is gaining more emphasis over its manual version. In coming years, autonomous cleaning systems powered by robots, drones and mechanical systems are expected to claim significant amount of market share.

High Utilization of Solar Power in Asia Pacific Countries Helped the Region To Emerge on Top Among Other Regions

With like of countries such as China, Japan, India, and Australia which are ranked in the top 10 countries in the world for using solar energy, Asia Pacific emerged as the global leader in solar panel cleaning systems market. Asia Pacific have a favorable condition for solar power generation and the energy requirement here is also considerably high. This is one of the major reason for the growth in solar panel cleaning systems market in Asia Pacific. After Asia Pacific, Europe is also a major contributor to the global solar panel cleaning systems market. Positive outlook of Europe towards renewable energy generation allowed solar energy farms to flourish in Europe and consequently, Europe is ranked second in the global solar panel cleaning systems market.

by Type (2016–2026; US$ Mn)

  • Water Based System
  • Electrostatic System
  • Robotic System

by Mode of Operation (2016–2026; US$ Mn)

  • Manual
  • Autonomous

Geography Segment (2016–2026; US$ Mn)

  • North America 
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe 
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)
    • Middle East & Africa
    • Latin America

Competitive Landscape   

The research study covers some of the leading solar panel cleaning system providers including Heliotex, LLC, Ecoppia, Ecovacs Robotics, Parish Maintenance Supply, Kärcher UK Ltd., BP Metalmeccanica s.r.l., Solar Cleaning Machinery (SCM), Indisolar Products Private Limited, AX System, Vip Clean s.r.l., IPC Eagle, INTEGRA GLOBAL CO., LTD., IDRIS Automation, Unger Germany GmbH, and Enel Green Power S.p.A. Solar panel cleaning market is all set to experience a boom with several new entrants are buckling up to claim their market share. Besides, existing local as well as international players to upgrade and expand their product portfolio in order to meet the radical changing market requirements. Incorporation of innovative technology such as robots and drones for panel cleaning is one of the several important strategies adopted by the companies to maintain their market position.

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