Global Solar PV O&M 2017-2022: Markets, Services and Competitors

by Cedric Brehaut

The total addressable market for solar PV operations and maintenance (O&M) is expected to reach 395 GW worldwide by the end of 2017. It will more than double by 2022 to exceed 900 GW worldwide, driven predominantly by China, the U.S., India, and Japan. In young solar markets, O&M is often coupled with EPC and performed by the same vendors, but in just a few years O&M becomes a separate market with its own landscape, trends, and dynamics. In mature PV markets with a large installed base and a low volume in installations, O&M revenue can even exceed development and construction revenue.

GTM Research and SOLICHAMBA have partnered to release the 2017 edition of the solar industry’s only comprehensive analysis on global solar PV O&M services, markets, and competitors. While previous editions were limited to megawatt-scale PV plants, the all-new 2017 version covers all PV system sizes from residential to utility-scale.

This comprehensive 210-slide report, accompanied by supporting Excel data sets, analyzes global markets and competitive landscapes for PV O&M, including 128 vendors that account for 76 GW of monitored PV capacity in operation. The Premium License includes vendor rankings in Excel.

The extensive coverage includes 14 key markets across 4 continents:

  • Europe: Germany, Italy, U.K., France, Spain
  • North America: U.S., Canada
  • Asia Pacific: China, Japan, India, Australia
  • Latin America: Chile, Mexico, Brazil

Companies profiled in the report include:

ABB | Alectris | Avi Solar | Bay4 Energy Services | BayWa r.e. Services | Belectric | Borrego Solar | CalCom Solar | Canadian Solar Operations & Maintenance | Carolina Solar Services | Cobalt Energy | Conergy Asia & ME | Cypress Creek Renewables | Duke Energy Renewables | EDF EN Services | ENcome | Enerparc | Enerray | Enovos Renewables O&M | Esapro | Ethical Power | First Solar | GEICO Lender | GenSun | GOLDBECK Solar | Green Energy Service | greentech | Grupotec | ib vogt | IBC Solar | Ingeteam | juwi India Renewable Energies | juwi Operations & Maintenance | KBE Energy | Lightsource Renewable Services | LT | Luxel | M+W Group | Mahindra Susten | MaxGen Energy Services | Miller Bros. Solar | Mortenson Energy Services | Namaste Solar | Northwind Solutions | Omron Field Engineering | Pfalzsolar | Phoenix Renewable Services | Plan_E | Prodiel | PSH Operations | PV Pros | QE Solar | Quadran | Radian Generation | Radiance Solar | REC Solar | RES | saferay | Schneider Electric | Sharp | SMA | Solarig Global Services | Solarpack | SOLV | Sterling & Wilson | Stern Energy | Strata Solar Services | SunPower | SunSystem Technology | TOPS Energy | Vikram Solar

Unlike previous editions, this report does not include coverage for asset ownership or commercial/financial asset management services: these topics are now addressed in greater detail in a separate report: Solar PV Asset Management 2017-2022: Markets, Investors, Asset Managers and Software.

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Cedric Brehaut Executive Consultant

Cedric Brehaut is an independent business consultant in solar photovoltaic (PV) performance monitoring and analytics, operations and maintenance (O&M) and asset management, and the author of the industry’s most comprehensive market reports on these domains. Since he founded SOLICHAMBA in 2011, Brehaut has been providing strategic consulting services to many solar industry leaders and served as a reviewer for the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Incubator grant applications.

A recognized domain expert, Brehaut is commonly quoted in renewable energy media around the world, such as Greentech Media (U.S.), PV Magazine (Germany and U.S.), Photovoltaik (Germany), PV Insider and PV Tech (U.K.), and QualEnergia (Italy). Brehaut also frequently speaks at industry conferences such as Solar Asset Management (Europe and North America), GTM Solar Summit, Intersolar, PV O&M USA, and Solar Power Asset Management and Performance.

Cedric practices martial arts and enjoys traveling. Born in France and now living in San Francisco with his wife and two young children, he speaks English, French and Spanish.

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