There are so many opportunities to invest in solar power around the World. But how do you decide where to invest? Which are the most attractive markets, both in terms of solar power fundamentals and the general business environment?
This report, Solar Power Opportunities - OECD, provides a comparative framework for analysing the potential and relative attractiveness of national-level solar markets in the OECD and for assessing macro conditions, access to market, national energy policy, growth potential of renewable energy and infrastructure considerations.
The report provides both a regional summary of solar power trends across the OECD, SWOT analyses for the top 10 most attractive actual and potential solar markets and detailed, individual country factsheets for Germany, Italy, United States, Japan, Spain, France, Belgium, Australia, Czech Republic and the United Kingdom, the top 10 markets in the OECD with current installed solar capacity.
In 2012, total installed solar power capacity across the OECD reached 86,326 megawatts from 32 countries, representing 2.90% of all power capacity
(conventional + renewable
) and 12.49% of total renewable power capacity in the OECD. The largest solar market was Germany with 32,643 megawatts or 37.81% of total regional solar capacity.
Beyond this current installed capacity, there exist many opportunities for solar power developments across the region. This report assesses those opportunities from both a Solar Market and a Business Environment perspective, providing a comparative framework for analysing the potential and relative attractiveness of national-level solar markets in the OECD and for assessing macro conditions, access to market, national energy policy, growth potential of renewable energy and infrastructure considerations.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
A comprehensive analysis of the state of the solar market in the OECD at a regional and national level.
Detailed individual country factsheets for each of Germany, Italy, United States, Japan, Spain, France, Belgium, Australia, Czech Republic, United Kingdom.
Analysis of both the state of the regional and national solar market and the general business environment.
Comparisons to other solar markets regionally and worldwide and to other power sectors
(Biomass and Waste, Geothermal, Hydroelectric and Wind
All markets are reviewed independently and relative to other markets across the OECD.
Underpinned by a comprehensive model of the World's renewable markets, featuring 19,000 data points across 214 geographic entities.
Out of the 34 countries in the OECD, 32 have existing installed solar power capacity, which combined, represent 87.08% of solar power capacity installed worldwide. The top 10 markets based on installed solar capacity are Germany, Italy, United States, Japan, Spain, France, Belgium, Australia, Czech Republic and United Kingdom.
Looking beyond pure installed capacity though, the top 10 most attractive solar markets in the OECD however are Germany, Italy, Spain, United States, Australia, Canada, France, Japan, Belgium and Austria, based on market attractiveness indices that range for the 10 countries from 94 - 100 with a median 97
(where 0 is least attractive and 100 is most attractive
Most attractive indices are calculated using a MABA analysis employing over 100 variables reviewing the state of the local power market and macro and micro business operating conditions. Countries are then ranked comparative to all others worldwide.
At the regional level, the OECD had a median market attractiveness index of 91 out of 100. This ranked the OECD in 1st place relative to the 7 World regions
(Africa, Americas, Asia, Eurasia, Europe, Middle East, Oceania
). The range of indices for all countries in the OECD was 62 - 100, World indices range from 0 - 100
What are the regional capacity trends and policy developments in solar power across the OECD?
Which markets across the OECD have the most potential for development of solar power generation facilities?
Which potentially attractive solar markets in the OECD also have a positive business environment conducive to investors?
What are the key strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing the most attractive solar markets in the OECD?
How relevant is solar power in markets with current installed solar capacity, compared to other solar markets worldwide and compared to other power sectors
(e.g. conventional, hydro, wind etc
What is the outlook for solar power over the next 5 years?
What are the key policy drivers affecting both the development of solar and renewable power for each market?
The relative attractiveness of a country's solar market can be viewed from both a market and business perspective.
Market Attractiveness considers the relative merits of the renewable and solar sectors in the top markets in a given market based on power capacity and generation trends and specific solar related variables. Attractive markets may or may not have existing installed solar capacity.
Business Attractiveness considers how safe, easy and practical it is to invest in the power market in a given market by considering generic macro-economic, access to market and operating environment issues.
Each country is rated on over 100 variables and assigned a Market Attractiveness and a Business Attractiveness index, ranked relative to all other countries worldwide.
The analysis employed in these factsheets is based on a comprehensive, regularly updated, quantitative and qualitative model with over 19,000 data points across 214 geographic entities.
The regional and individual country factsheets are packed with detailed analysis, charts and tables incorporating the latest available data on capacity and generation trends at the national level. Data coverage is from 1992 with outlooks through to 2017.
KEY REASONS TO PURCHASE THIS REPORT
Gain a clear understanding of the relative attractiveness of solar markets in the OECD from both a Market and Business perspective.
Simplify yet enhance opportunity analysis using a standard framework covering a full range of socioeconomic, trade, legislative, business, renewable, solar and network issues.
Facilitate decision making based on a clear understanding of the trends and predictions shaping this regional solar market.
Understand the importance of these trends relative to other renewable power sectors and relative to regional and global trends.
Obtain detailed historical and forecast market analysis for each of Germany, Italy, United States, Japan, Spain, France, Belgium, Australia, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Greece, Korea, South, Canada, Slovakia, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Netherlands, Israel, Portugal, Slovenia, Mexico, Chile, Luxembourg, Sweden, Norway, Turkey, Finland, Hungary and Poland; the 32 countries in the region with existing installed solar capacity.
KEY DATA POINTS
- installed capacity
(total, per capita, per GDP, per sq km
- added capacity
- net generation
- % of total capacity
- % of renewable capacity
- % of non-hydro renewable capacity
- % net generation
- 1 year growth rates %
- 5 year compound annual growth rates %
- capacity : generation ratios
- capacity factors
- policy landscape covering Regulatory Policies and Incentives, Fiscal Incentives and Public Financing
- SWOT analysis
- 31 Market variables in 4 categories : Total Power, Renewables, Solar Market, Network
- 71 Business variables in 12 categories : Security, Social, Technological, Economic, Political, Trade, Barriers to Trade, Legislative, Policy, Incentives, Operations and Financing
Published: October 2013
Publisher: Energici Holdings Inc-RF