Fading light: The withdrawal of government subsidisation is anticipated to affect revenue

Operators in the Solar Panel Installation industry install, maintain and certify small-scale household photovoltaic (PV) systems, which are more commonly referred to as solar panels. Over the past five years, all state and territory governments have provided feed-in tariffs for households, which has encouraged the uptake of solar panels. However, reductions in subsidies and feed-in tariffs have reduced the economic value of solar panels, leading to a slower rate of annual installations over the period.Industry revenue has fluctuated significantly over the past five years, as households have rushed to install systems ahead of changes to subsidies. This trend has resulted in peaks and troughs in industry activity. Industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 3.4%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 15-20
3.4%
Forecast Growth 20-25
Profit
Employment
6,050
Businesses
4,617
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry revenue has fluctuated significantly ahead of changes to subsidies
  • Industry revenue has been volatile due to fluctuations in solar panel uptake
  • Industry subsidisation is anticipated to wane, leaving solar technology to compete on its own merits
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The spread of installed solar power capacity tends to follow the distribution of Australia's population. As a result, demand for industry services typically tends to be greater in areas with larger populations. Australia's three largest states, New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, are expected to account for 71.0% of total installed solar power capacity in 2019-20, while accounting for 77.9% of the total population.South Australia accounts for a much higher share of installed capacity than its population. South Australian households are well suited for solar panels due to the moderate to warm climate. In ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Solar Panel Installation Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Solar Panel Installation are:

  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of households and Real household discretionary income in the Solar Panel Installation industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Solar Panel Installation Industry?

    Industry companies install small-scale photovoltaic solar panels, and provide repair and maintenance services on existing solar panels. Companies that install large-scale commercial solar panels are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Systems up to 9.5 kilowatts
  • Systems from 9.5 to 25 kilowatts
  • Systems from 25 to 100 kilowatts
  • Industry Activities
  • Household solar panel installation
  • Solar panel repair and maintenance
  • Accredited power grid connection
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of households
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Electricity service price
  • Public concern over environmental issues

  • Current Performance
  • Industry dynamics
  • Revenue volatility
  • Market maturity
  • The rationale

    behind subsidies

  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Solar uptake
  • Subsidies decline
  • Price-based adoption
  • Table: Solar Panel Installation Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Solar Panel Installation Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • House Construction
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electric Cable and Wire Manufacturing
  • Hardware Wholesaling
  • Power Automation Products and Other Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
  • Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Systems up to 9.5 kilowatts
  • Systems from 25 to 100 kilowatts
  • Systems from 9.5 to 25 kilowatts
  • Chart: Solar Panel Installation Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Zone three households
  • Zone two households
  • Zone four households
  • Zone one households
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Solar Panel Installation Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Solar Panel Installation

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Solar Panel Installation Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Solar Panel Installation Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Solar Panel Installation Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Crystalline Silicon
  • The form of silicon used to manufacture solar cells.
  • Feed-In Tariff
  • A guaranteed payment to solar-powered households for electricity that is produced at a certain rate, typically higher than the market rate.
  • Off-Grid
  • A solar power system constructed in a closed unit that does not feed back into the utility grid.
  • Photovoltaics (Pv)
  • A process where solar radiation is converted to electric power.
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