Commercial Solar Consumer Finance Trends

by Michelle Davis

Third-party ownership in non-residential solar has been increasing since 2015, pushed past the halfway point by community solar growth. The non-residential solar sector broke out of stagnation in 2016, thanks to demand pull-in in key state markets. The segment is expected to see steady growth, but challenges remain that limit its potential.

Third-Party Ownership Shares for Various Market Segments: Historic and Forecasted

Commercial solar third-party-ownership share

This report provides an overview of consumer finance trends in commercial solar, as well as coverage of system ownership trends, customer preferences and the competitive landscape for consumer finance, and an ownership forecast through 2023.

Want ongoing access to all of our U.S. residential and commercial solar research and data? Click here to learn more about our U.S. Downstream Distributed Solar Service. For a demo and pricing options, please contact


Want more details?

Download a free brochure with a full table of contents as well as more information on the report's analysis.

Michelle Davis Senior Analyst, Solar

Michelle Davis is a senior solar analyst at GTM Research with a focus on the downstream US distributed solar market. She tracks the competitive landscape of installers, financiers and technology providers in the residential and commercial market segments. Prior to joining GTM Research, Michelle held various research positions focused on renewable energy, covering topics as varied as the energy water nexus to utility investments in electric vehicle charging stations. She has a BS in Biology from Arizona State University and is currently pursuing an MBA from Antioch University with a focus on sustainability.

image description

Contact Us

For pricing information or a demo, fill out the form or contact us at

Please wait while we load the form...