Solar Photovoltaic Glass Market Value - By Type (Tempered Solar PV Glass, AR Coated Solar PV Glass, TCO Coated Solar PV Glass, Annealed Solar PV Glass), By Module (Crystalline Silicon PV Modules, Amorphous Silicon PV Modules, Thin Film PV Modules), By Installation Technology (Float Technology, Pattern Technology), By End-User (Residential, Commercial, and Utility), By Region, Industry Analysis, Size, Share & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

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  • Published date: July, 2023  |  
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MVI Statistics and Viewpoints:

  • Solar Photovoltaic Glass Market size surpassed USD 4.2 Billion in 2022.
  • The global market is expected to showcase a CAGR of over 31.4% from 2023 to 2032.
  • By the end of the forecast period, the market is anticipated to reach a valuation of around USD 63.8 Billion.

To meet the growing demand for renewable energy solutions, several market players are focusing on the development and production of solar PV glass. Manufacturers are influenced by a variety of factors, such as technological advancements, government initiatives promoting solar energy, and the need to reduce carbon emissions. 

Solar Photovoltaic Glass Market

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Market Overview:

The solar photovoltaic glass market refers to the industry that manufactures, distributes, and installs glass materials designed specifically for solar energy applications. Solar PV glass is a type of specialized glass that incorporates photovoltaic cells, allowing photovoltaic panels to generate electricity from sunlight. It is an important component in solar energy systems, allowing solar energy to be converted into usable electrical power. 

There are several types of solar PV glass on the market, including monocrystalline silicon, polycrystalline silicon, and thin-film solar cells, each with its own set of characteristics and manufacturing processes. These glass materials are designed to be transparent or semi-transparent, allowing sunlight to pass through while capturing and converting solar energy efficiently. Moreover, several factors influence the market, including government incentives and subsidies, environmental regulations, technological advancements, R&D activities, and overall demand for solar energy solutions. Glass manufacturers, solar module manufacturers, installers, and project developers are key market participants.

Solar Photovoltaic Glass Market Value Insights

Report Coverage


Base Year


Market Size in 2022

USD 4.5 Billion

Forecast Period

2023 to 2032

CAGR (2023 to 2032)


Forecast Year Value, 2032

USD 63.8 Billion

Historical Data for

2019 to 2022

Segment Covered

Type, Module, Installation Technology, End-User, Region

Companies Covered

  • AGC Glass Europe
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. 
  • Taiwan Glass Industry Corporation 
  • Xinyi Solar Holdings Limited 
  • Sisecam 
  • Guardian Glass 
  • and more.  


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Growth Drivers:

  • Government Policies and Incentives that are Beneficial: Many governments around the world have implemented favorable policies and incentives to encourage the use of solar energy. Feed-in tariffs, tax credits, grants, and subsidies are among the policies that encourage individuals, businesses, and utilities to invest in solar PV systems. Such favorable policies drive demand for solar PV glass, which is a necessary component of solar panel installations.
  • Rising Interest in Renewable Energy: The rising global demand for clean and sustainable energy sources is a significant driver for the solar PV glass market. As countries strive to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels and combat climate change, there is a growing emphasis on renewable energy, with solar power being a prominent component. Solar PV glass plays a vital role in capturing solar energy and converting it into electricity, meeting the increasing demand for clean power generation.
  • Increasing Installation of Solar PV Systems: Globally, the installation of solar PV systems has grown significantly. Residential, commercial, and utility-scale solar projects are being implemented on a larger scale, driven by factors such as energy security, grid independence, and cost savings. Solar PV glass is an essential component of these systems, resulting in a direct demand for the product.


  • High start-up costs: When compared to traditional energy sources, the initial costs associated with solar PV glass installations can be relatively high. For some consumers and businesses, the cost of manufacturing, purchasing, and installing solar PV glass panels can be a significant barrier. Although costs have decreased over time, upfront investments can still deter potential buyers, particularly in areas with limited financial resources or a lack of supportive government incentives.

By Type Synopsys:                      

The global solar photovoltaic glass market is classified by type into tempered solar PV glass, AR coated solar PV glass, TCO coated solar PV glass, annealed solar PV glass, and other. Among these segments, the tempered solar PV glass segment is expected to grow at the fastest pace in the global market during the forecast period. Tempered glass has grown in popularity due to its superior strength, resistance to thermal stress, and ability to withstand harsh environmental conditions.

By Module Synopsys:    

The global solar photovoltaic glass market is classified by module into amorphous silicon PV modules, crystalline silicon PV modules, and thin film PV modules. Among these segments, the crystalline silicon PV module segment is expected to hold the largest share of the global market during the forecast period. The growth can be attributed due to their high efficiency, long-term reliability, and well-established manufacturing processes, crystalline silicon modules are the preferred choice for the vast majority of solar projects worldwide. The market dominance of crystalline silicon modules is primarily due to their demonstrated performance, bankability, and economies of scale.

Regional Overview:

Solar Photovoltaic Glass Market Size

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Asia Pacific accounted for the largest share of the global solar photovoltaic glass market in 2022. Asia Pacific is the largest and most important markets for solar PV glass. Solar energy installations have increased significantly in countries such as China, Japan, India, and South Korea, owing to government initiatives, favorable policies, and rising demand for renewable energy. Because of its extensive solar capacity installations, China has been a major contributor to the solar PV glass market.

Europe is an established market for solar PV glass, with Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom leading the way in solar energy deployment. The region has a well-established solar industry as well as a favorable policy framework that includes feed-in tariffs and renewable energy targets. Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) is also becoming more popular in Europe, with solar PV glass playing an important role in integrating solar panels into building structures.

Latin America is a growing market for solar PV glass, owing to rising solar installations in countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Chile, and Argentina. The region has abundant solar resources, and there is a growing emphasis on renewable energy to reduce reliance on traditional power sources. Favorable government incentives, falling solar module costs, and the need to meet sustainability targets are all contributing to the growth of this region's solar PV glass market. 

Key Development:

  • In August 2022, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. disclosed an investment in the development of a new manufacturing facility in Malaysia. The new facility will increase the company's capacity for producing TCO-coated solar PV glass.

Top Companies Includes In The Global Solar Photovoltaic Glass Market:

  • Saint-Gobain  
  • Borosil Limited
  • China-Henan Huamei Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Interfloat Corporation
  • Guangdong Golden Glass Technologies Ltd.
  • Hecker Glastechnik GmbH & Co. KG  
  • ENF Ltd.
  • Emmvee Toughened Glass Private Limited  
  • Euroglas GmbH  
  • AGC Glass Europe  
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.  
  • Taiwan Glass Industry Corporation  
  • Xinyi Solar Holdings Limited  
  • Sisecam  
  • Guardian Glass  
  • Others

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In-depth analysis of solar photovoltaic glass market along with industry coverage and forecasting for the following segments:

Market Size, By Type

  • AR Coated Solar PV Glass
  • Tempered Solar PV Glass
  • TCO Coated Solar PV Glass
  • Annealed Solar PV Glass
  • Other

Market Size, By Module

  • Crystalline Silicon PV Modules
  • Amorphous Silicon PV Modules
  • Thin Film PV Modules

Market Size, By Installation Technology

  • Float Technology
  • Pattern Technology

Market Size, By End-User

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Utility

Market Size, By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Latin America

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