Solar PV Inverter Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Global Solar (PV) / Renewable Energy Inverter Market is segmented by Inverter Type (Central Inverters, String Inverters, and Micro Inverters), by Application (Residential, Commercial and Industrial (C&I), and Utility-scale), and by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East and Africa). The market size and forecasts are provided in terms of value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Solar PV Inverter Market Size

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Solar PV Inverters Market Summary
Study Period 2021 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 13.68 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 17.23 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 4.73 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Asia Pacific

Major Players

Solar PV Inverters Market Major Players

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Solar PV Inverter Market Analysis

The Solar PV Inverters Market size is estimated at USD 13.68 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 17.23 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 4.73% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Although the market studied was affected by COVID-19 in 2020, it has recovered and reached pre-pandemic levels.

The growing demand for solar power is expected to stimulate the growth of the solar PV inverters market during the forecast period. Increasing investments and ambitious solar energy targets are expected to drive the growth of the market studied. However, technical drawbacks of string inverters are expected to hamper the growth of the solar PV inverters market during the forecast period.

Product innovation and adaptation of the latest technologies in solar PV inverters are anticipated to create lucrative growth opportunities for the solar PV inverters market during the forecast period. Asia-Pacific dominates the market, and it is expected to record the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This growth is attributed to the increasing investments and supportive government policies in the countries of this region, including India, China, and Australia.

Solar PV Inverter Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Solar PV Inverters Market according to our research experts:

Central Inverters Segment Expected to Dominate the Market

A central inverter is a large grid feeder. It is often used in solar photovoltaic systems with rated outputs over 100 kWp. Floor or ground-mounted inverters convert DC power collected from a solar array into AC power for grid connection. These devices range in capacity from around 50kW to 1MW and can be used indoors or outdoors.

A central inverter consists of one DC-AC conversion stage. Some inverters also have a DC-DC boost stage to increase their MPP (maximum power point) voltage range. Low-frequency transformers are sometimes used to boost the AC voltage and provide isolation at the output. However, this reduces efficiency and increases the inverter's size, weight, and cost.

A central inverter typically has a maximum input voltage of 1,000V. However, some newer central inverters already come with 1,500V input voltage. These inverters allow PV arrays based on a maximum voltage of 1,500V, requiring fewer BOS (balance of system) components.

Central inverters can be monolithic (using a single power train and multi-MPPT tracker) or modular (using multiple power trains). Modular inverters are more complex but can maintain reduced power output if one or more modules fail and can use either a multi-MPPT or a master-slave control approach. The multi-MPPT system uses a separate converter and MPPT for each floating sub-array, increasing the overall energy harvest under partial shading conditions. In the master-slave approach, the controller module is always on. It commands the slave modules to switch on when more power is available from the array, which maximizes inverter efficiency in low-insolation environments.

As central inverters are used for utility-scale applications, they should produce the same voltage and frequency as that of the electric grid where they are used. As there are a lot of different electric grid standards worldwide, manufacturers are allowed to customize these parameters to match the specific requirements in terms of the number of phases; most central inverters manufactured are three-phase inverters.

In January 2022, Sungrow launched its new 1+X central modular inverter with an output capacity of 1.1MW at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. This 1+X modular inverter can be combined into eight units to reach a power of 8.8MW and features a DC/ESS interface for the connection of energy storage systems (ESS).

Therefore, the growing demand for electricity, the government's efforts to decarbonize the power sector, and the declining costs of central inverters are expected to drive the segment's growth during the forecast period.

Solar PV Inverters Market : Market Share, by Inverter Type, Global, 2021

Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market

Asia-Pacific dominated the solar PV inverter market in 2021, and it is expected to continue its dominance over the coming years. Most of the demand is expected to come from China, which is also the largest producer of solar energy in the world.

There has been an increased emphasis on solar inverters in China, providing a zero-voltage ride through (ZVRT) scheme. To meet the scheme norms, the solar PV power plants must continue to operate without breaking. This is even more significant as the country hosts the largest amount of solar power generation in the world.

With the rising concerns over pollution across the world due to industrialization, especially in Asia-Pacific, regional solar power generation gained considerable momentum. As part of the Paris Agreement commitments, the Government of India set an ambitious target of achieving 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022. Out of the 175 GW, 100 GW was earmarked for solar capacity with 40 GW (40%), which was expected to be achieved through decentralized and rooftop-scale solar projects. To achieve this huge target, the government launched several new programs in 2019, like the solar rooftop phase-2, PM-KUSUM, and the development of ultra mega renewable energy power parks (UMREPPs).

India's solar potential is more than 750 GW, and the country's energy security scenario 2047 shows a possibility of achieving around 479 GW of solar PV installed capacity by 2047. Solar power in India, bestowed with high solar irradiance, has already achieved grid parity that encourages the adoption of solar power as a mainstream energy source, pushing forward the capacity installations in the utility-scale and rooftop solar segments.

As of November 2021, Sungrow Power Supply Co. Ltd has shipped more than 10 GW of solar inverters in India since 2014. This is due to the increased demand for solar energy across the country. In March 2022, Sungrow increased its fab capacity in India to 10GW/annum capacity. Such a large development in the manufacturing sector is expected to boost the growth of the market studied during the forecast period.

Therefore, with various government initiatives launched by China, India, Malaysia, etc., Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the solar PV inverter market during the forecast period.

Solar PV Inverters Market: Growth Rate by Region, 2022-2027

Solar PV Inverter Industry Overview

The solar PV inverters market is fragmented in nature. Some of the major players in the market (in no particular order) include FIMER SpA, Schneider Electric SE, Siemens AG, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, and Omron Corporation.

Solar PV Inverter Market Leaders

  1. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

  2. Omron Corporation

  3. FIMER SpA

  4. Siemens AG

  5. Schneider Electric SE

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Solar PV Inverter Market News

  • In April 2022, SMA Solar Technology AG, a German inverter manufacturer, launched a new line of four inverters with power ratings of 12kW, 15kW, 20kW, and 25kW for use in rooftop PV systems up to 135kW in size.
  • In May 2022, Fimer Spa, an Italy-headquartered solar PV inverter manufacturer, supplied 1 Mega Volt Ampere (MVA) inverters to a solar-plus-storage project with an 18MWh battery energy storage system in Gujarat, India. The company supplied its inverters to the Integrated Solar Energy Project in Modhera. The project belonged to Indian solar PV engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) solution provider Mahindra Susten Pvt. Ltd and was awarded by the state's utility, Gujarat Power Corporation Limited (GPCL).

Solar PV Inverter Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Scope of the Study

    2. 1.2 Market Definition

    3. 1.3 Study Assumptions

  2. 2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  3. 3. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  4. 4. MARKET OVERVIEW

    1. 4.1 Introduction

    2. 4.2 Market Size and Demand Forecast in USD billion, till 2027

    3. 4.3 Recent Trends and Developments

    4. 4.4 Government Policies and Regulations

    5. 4.5 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.5.1 Drivers

      2. 4.5.2 Restraints

    6. 4.6 Supply Chain Analysis

    7. 4.7 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.7.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.7.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.7.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.7.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.7.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 By Inverter Type

      1. 5.1.1 Central Inverters

      2. 5.1.2 String Inverters

      3. 5.1.3 Micro Inverters

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Residential

      2. 5.2.2 Commercial and Industrial

      3. 5.2.3 Utility-scale

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East and Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    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 FIMER SpA

      2. 6.3.2 Schneider Electric SE

      3. 6.3.3 Siemens AG

      4. 6.3.4 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

      5. 6.3.5 Omron Corporation

      6. 6.3.6 General Electric Company

      7. 6.3.7 SMA Solar Technology AG

      8. 6.3.8 Delta Energy Systems Inc.

      9. 6.3.9 Enphase Energy Inc.

      10. 6.3.10 SolarEdge Technologies Inc.

      11. 6.3.11 Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd

    4. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Solar PV Inverter Industry Segmentation

A solar PV inverter is a power inverter that converts electricity in direct current (DC) output from a photovoltaic (PV) solar panel into alternating current (AC) at utility frequency. This can be used for residential and commercial electrical grids or by a local off-grid electrical network, such as microgrids. 

The solar PV inverters market is segmented by inverter type, application, and geography. By inverter type, the market is segmented into central inverters, string inverters, and micro-inverters. By application, the market is segmented into residential, commercial and industrial, and utility-scale. The report also covers the market size and forecasts for solar PV inverters across major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done based on revenue (value in USD billion).

By Inverter Type
Central Inverters
String Inverters
Micro Inverters
By Application
Residential
Commercial and Industrial
Utility-scale
By Geography
North America
Europe
Asia-Pacific
South America
Middle East and Africa
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Solar PV Inverter Market Research FAQs

The Solar PV Inverters Market size is expected to reach USD 13.68 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 4.73% to reach USD 17.23 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Solar PV Inverters Market size is expected to reach USD 13.68 billion.

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation , Omron Corporation , FIMER SpA, Siemens AG and Schneider Electric SE are the major companies operating in the Solar PV Inverters 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 Solar PV Inverters Market.

In 2023, the Solar PV Inverters Market size was estimated at USD 13.06 billion. The report covers the Solar PV Inverters Market historical market size for years: 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Solar PV Inverters Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Solar PV Inverter Industry Report

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