Residential Solar Energy Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Residential Solar Energy Market Size & Share and It is Segmented by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The Report Offers the Market Size and Forecasts in Terms of Installed Capacity for all the Above Segments.

Residential Solar Energy Market Size

Residential Solar Energy Market Summary
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Study Period 2020 - 2029
Market Volume (2024) 138.70 gigawatt
Market Volume (2029) 190.98 gigawatt
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 6.69 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Asia Pacific

Major Players

Residential Solar Energy Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Residential Solar Energy Market Analysis

The Residential Solar Energy Market size is estimated at 138.70 gigawatt in 2024, and is expected to reach 190.98 gigawatt by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 6.69% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

  • Over the medium term, factors such as favorable government policies, the increasing investment in upcoming rooftop solar projects, and the reduced cost of solar energy, which has led to increased adoption of solar energy, are expected to drive the market during the forecast period.
  • On the other hand, the lack of financing options coupled with the difficulties in integrating residential solar PV systems in the regions like Africa is expected to restrain the growth of the market.
  • Nevertheless, ambitious targets to increase the renewable share in their energy mix. Governments across these nations have also planned to increase the renewable energy share through the deployment of residential solar PV systems in the coming years. This, in turn, is expected to act as an opportunity to the residential solar energy manufacturers and suppliers during the forecast period.
  • Asia-Pacific is the fastest-growing market during the forecast period due to the rising energy demand. This growth is attributed to increasing investments, coupled with supportive government policies in the countries of this region, including India, China, and Australia.

Residential Solar Energy Market Trends

Increasing Rooftop Solar Installations to Drive the Market

  • The increasing adoption of solar PV systems in the residential sector is primarily driven by expected savings in electricity costs, the need for an alternative source of electricity, and the desire to mitigate climate change risk.
  • During the forecast period, the demand for rooftop solar PV is expected to increase due to decreasing solar PV costs, supportive government policies for residential solar PV, FIT programs and incentives, and various solar energy targets.
  • The cost of electricity for residential rooftop solar PV applications has rapidly declined in recent years. The falling price has resulted in a massive increase in the residential PV capacity globally. Many countries are increasing their residential rooftop targets.
  • The Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) statistics show that, in 2022, residential solar PV installed capacity in the United States accounted for about 5.08 GW. The total installed capacity grew by 23% compared to the previous year.
  • According to the SEIA report for Q3 2022, the US residential segment had a historic quarter with 1.57 GW dc installed, a 43% increase over Q3 2021 and a 16% increase over Q2 2022. California made up 36% of this total as installers continue to push to sell residential solar before changes to current net metering rates.
  • A European Joint Research Centre analysis shows that EU rooftop PV could produce 680 TWh of solar electricity annually.
  • In Germany, according to the coalition agreement, it will become compulsory at the national level to install solar PV on commercial buildings, and it will become a standard rule for new residential buildings.
  • All such factors have driven the demand for residential solar energy over the study period.
Residential Solar Energy Market: Residential Solar PV Installed Capacity, in MW, United States, 2018 - 2022

Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific accounted for more than 30% of the global residential solar PV market and is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period.
  • India's solar PV installed capacity increased significantly from 49.3 GW in 2021 to 62.8 GW in 2022. The power is further expected to increase in the coming years.
  • By the end of 2023, the Chinese government proposed to cover 50% of rooftop space with solar panels on party and government buildings, 40% of schools, hospitals, and other public facilities, 30% of industrial and commercial areas, and 20% of rural households. A total of 676 counties from 31 provinces have registered for the scheme.
  • The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) grid-connected rooftop solar program aims to offer a 40% subsidy for the first 3 kW of generation capacity in rooftop systems and a 20% subsidy up to a 10 kW ceiling.
  • Owing to these factors, the demand for residential solar energy is expected to increase in the Asia-Pacific region over the forecast period.
Residential Solar Energy Market: Growth Rate by Region, 2023-2028

Residential Solar Energy Industry Overview

The residential solar energy market is fragmented. Some of the major players in the market (in no particular order) include Trina Solar Co. Ltd, Canadian Solar Inc., JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd, Hanwha Q Cells Co. Ltd, and Tesla Inc.

Residential Solar Energy Market Leaders

  1. Trina Solar Co., Ltd.

  2. Canadian Solar Inc.

  3. Hanwha Q Cells Co., Ltd.

  4. Tesla, Inc.

  5. JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Residential Solar Energy Market Concentration
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Residential Solar Energy Market News

  • In March 2023, North Carolina regulators issued an order to strengthen the state's rooftop solar market by approving a three-year glide path for solar customers to transition from monthly credits to a more dynamic time-of-use rate structure that incentivizes the use of solar when it is most valuable.
  • In June 2022, New Delhi-based Ornate Solar commissioned India's largest building-integrated rooftop solar system in Bhagru, Rajasthan. The 530 kWp InRoof system will help Canada-based natural stone manufacturer Pangaea Natural Stone to meet its net-zero goals by offsetting 18,346 metric tons of CO2 emissions.

Residential Solar Energy Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Scope of the Study

    2. 1.2 Market Definition

    3. 1.3 Study Assumptions




    1. 4.1 Introduction

    2. 4.2 Renewable Energy Mix, Global, 2022

    3. 4.3 Residential Solar Energy Installed Capacity and Forecast, till 2028

    4. 4.4 Recent Trends and Developments

    5. 4.5 Government Policies and Regulations

    6. 4.6 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.6.1 Drivers

        1. Favorable Government Policies

        2. Reduced Cost of Solar Energy

      2. 4.6.2 Restraints

        1. Lack of Financing Options Coupled with the Difficulties in Integrating Residential Solar PV Systems in the Regions like Africa

    7. 4.7 Supply Chain Analysis

    8. 4.8 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.8.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.8.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.8.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.8.4 Threat of Substitutes Products and Services

      5. 4.8.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION - By Geography (Regional Market Analysis {Market Size and Demand Forecast till 2028 (for regions only)})

    1. 5.1 North America

      1. 5.1.1 United States

      2. 5.1.2 Canada

      3. 5.1.3 Rest of North America

    2. 5.2 Europe

      1. 5.2.1 Germany

      2. 5.2.2 France

      3. 5.2.3 United Kingdom

      4. 5.2.4 Italy

      5. 5.2.5 Rest of Europe

    3. 5.3 Asia-Pacific

      1. 5.3.1 China

      2. 5.3.2 India

      3. 5.3.3 Japan

      4. 5.3.4 Australia

      5. 5.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

    4. 5.4 South America

      1. 5.4.1 Brazil

      2. 5.4.2 Argentina

      3. 5.4.3 Chile

    5. 5.5 Middle East and Africa

      1. 5.5.1 Saudi Arabia

      2. 5.5.2 United Arab Emirates

      3. 5.5.3 South Africa

      4. 5.5.4 Qatar


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Trina Solar Co. Ltd

      2. 6.3.2 Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited

      3. 6.3.3 Canadian Solar Inc.

      4. 6.3.4 JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd

      5. 6.3.5 JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd

      6. 6.3.6 Sharp Corporation

      7. 6.3.7 ReneSola Ltd

      8. 6.3.8 Hanwha Q Cells Co. Ltd

      9. 6.3.9 SunPower Corporation

      10. 6.3.10 Tesla Inc.

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Ambitious Targets to Increase the Renewable Share in Total Energy Mix Worldwide

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Residential Solar Energy Industry Segmentation

Residential solar PV consists of photovoltaic cells and is nonchemical technology that turns sunlight into energy used to power household appliances and equipment. It is one of the rapidly-growing renewable energy technologies and plays an important role in the global energy transformation.

The residential solar energy market is segmented by geography. The report also covers the market size and forecasts across major regions. The report offers the market size and demand forecasts for the residential solar energy market based on installed capacity.

North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Middle East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
South Africa
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Residential Solar Energy Market Research FAQs

The Residential Solar Energy Market size is expected to reach 138.70 gigawatt in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 6.69% to reach 190.98 gigawatt by 2029.

In 2024, the Residential Solar Energy Market size is expected to reach 138.70 gigawatt.

Trina Solar Co., Ltd., Canadian Solar Inc., Hanwha Q Cells Co., Ltd., Tesla, Inc. and JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd are the major companies operating in the Residential Solar Energy Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Residential Solar Energy Market.

The upcoming trends in the Residential Solar Energy Market are a) Growth of Rooftop Solar and Battery Storage b) Focus on Smart Solar Technologies c) Rise of Community Solar Programs d) Increasing adoption of solar PV (Photovoltaic) systems

Residential Solar Energy Industry Report

The global market for residential solar energy storage systems and residential solar PV is on a trajectory of robust growth, driven by an escalating demand for clean and renewable energy sources within residential settings. This market, meticulously segmented by application, product type, connectivity, and mounting, caters to a broad spectrum of residential needs, spanning collective and detached houses, and providing both on-grid and off-grid solutions. Key product categories include lead-acid and Li-ion batteries for energy storage, as well as ground-mounted and rooftop solar PV installations. The residential solar market size is poised for growth across various regions, with Asia-Pacific particularly notable for its favorable policies and surging energy demand. This movement is propelled by the allure of potential electricity cost savings, the quest for alternative electricity sources, and the imperative to mitigate climate change risks. Ambitious renewable energy targets set by governments worldwide are further catalyzing the market's growth, with the aim of boosting the residential solar market share through the widespread adoption of solar PV systems. For comprehensive insights into the Residential Solar Energy market share, size, and revenue growth rate, Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports offer a detailed market forecast outlook and historical overview. Access a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Residential Solar Energy Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)