The global industrial solar water heaters market is likely to accumulate a market value of US$ 791.8 Million in 2022 and is expected to accumulate a market value of US$ 1,138.9 Million by registering a CAGR of 3.7% in the forecast period 2022 to 2032.
The growth of the industrial solar water heaters market can be attributed to the increasing demand for the same from end-user industries and commercial sectors. The market for industrial solar water heaters registered a CAGR of 3.1% in the historical period 2016 to 2021.
Industrial solar water heaters have become an important part of the industries as the government eco-system compliance policies are implemented. Industry owners adopt these solar water heaters systems to limit commercial emissions.
The commercial solar water heating system holds high performance and low cost, making it the first choice for small and mid-range industries.
Hospitals, hotels, hostels, and commercial spaces have also adopted solar-based energy systems. These systems all together help in cleaning the environment.
The trend of applying new elements in solar water heaters, such as inbuilt electric power back-up, aluminum reflectors, and glass wool insulation.
Governments around the world have started providing subsidies and tax cuts for industries that adopt solar energy alternatives, such as industrial solar water heaters.
Europe holds the highest market share of 24% due to the higher industrialization and urbanization, while dynamic weather pushes people to adopt new alternative fuel technologies.
Countries like India, China, and other Asian countries have started implementing alternative energy resources in different sectors. An international solar alliance led by India has signed treaties among the 75 signatory countries across the globe to reduce emission levels while promoting higher adoption of solar technology, including industrial solar water heaters. Hence, Asia Pacific is likely to hold a 21% market share of the industrial solar water heaters market.
Another factor that fuels the sales of industrial solar water heaters is the rising construction industry.
Developed countries like the US and Canada also have seen an increase in the adoption of solar technology. New companies launching solar technology that integrates with the existing systems have also helped the infrastructure. Hence, witnessing a growth of 18% market share.
The Paris Declaration & ISA
The Paris Declaration has established the International Solar Alliance (ISA) states that the countries share the collective approach to undertake innovative and concerted efforts to reduce the cost of finance and technology for the deployment of solar generation assets. This is expected to push the sales of solar products such as water heaters.
Industrial solar water heaters are heating equipment powered by solar cells which in turn is used for applications such as heating of water, space heating, and industrial process such as obtaining hot water, or preheating steam before it enters the industrial boilers. The primary source of energy is solar energy which can be utilized for various industrial applications.
Industrial solar water heaters are increasingly finding applications in commercial uses for hospitals, laundries, schools, breweries, and process heat in various end-use industries such as automotive, petrochemical, construction, etc.
Solar water heaters for industrial applications are more complex and operate at a higher efficiency as compared to residential applications. These systems require comprehensive design and to be installed for optimal performance.
Important factors such as the flow rates, hydraulic configuration, control system, and collector arrangement are considered accurate for the design and installation of industrial solar water heaters. The market for the industrial water heater is estimated to grow with a positive impact as there is no requirement for fuel for the production of energy.
Which are Some Prominent Drivers of Industrial Solar Water Heaters Market?
Currently, manufacturers of industrial solar water heaters have been focusing aggressively on innovative product developments to develop and launch new industrial solar water heaters that are strong and provide proper output heat with a minimum amount of energy from the sun.
It should be noted that the demand for new heating applications in various end-use industries such as automotive, petrochemical, construction, paints & coating, etc. is one the prominent driving factor for the global market. This increase in demand for heating with solar applications will, in turn, fuel the global demand for Industrial Solar Water Heaters in the future.
In developed economies, industries are looking for solar heating equipment equipped with advanced diagnosis and automation. Through research, development, and innovations in advanced automation systems, manufacturers have significantly improved their reaction time for such custom requirements from various consumers. This trend is anticipated to boost the global market and create vast opportunities over the forecast period.
Prominent market players in the global market are trying to develop industrial solar water heaters which can produce more amount heat with less consumption of solar energy i.e. even in dull climates the solar plates are designed in such a way as to absorb the maximum amount of heat from the sun.
The advancement in material science technologies in the manufacturing industries has enabled them to use newly invented materials such as silicon, polycrystalline thin films, copper indium diselenide, cadmium telluride, and gallium arsenide.
What are the Challenges Faced by the Industrial Solar Water Heaters Market?
However, the relatively higher price of advanced industrial solar water heaters is proving to be a deterrent for smaller, low-budget small-scale industries and firms. This particular factor is seen to be hampering the growth rate of the global industrial solar water heaters market.
One of the socio-economic factors for the growth of the global industrial solar water heaters market is the rising cost of natural resources such as natural gas, petrol, diesel, coal, etc., which has also a larger impact on the global market.
Also, an increasing pollution level due to the use of conventional fuel is being witnessed across multiple countries which have translated into various regulatory bodies of different countries. For instance, the pollution control boards across various regions have made it mandatory for manufacturers to ensure the installation of eco-friendly products such as industrial solar water heaters and the use of good quality fuel.
Usability of Industrial Solar Water Heaters Propelling Growth of Market in North America?
North America possesses luxurious lifestyles, high disposable incomes with a high standard of living, this has led to the growth of industrial solar water heaters in the respective regions. The main applications of industrial solar water heaters as bulk fillers in all the end-user industries are expected to act as catalysts for the growth of the overall Industrial solar water heaters market over the forecast period.
As industrial solar water heaters are small in size and have great compressive strength, they are used as a structural lightweight filler, thus industrial solar water heaters market is expected to see rapid growth in North America in the future. Thus, owing to the aforementioned reasons, North America is expected to possess an 18% market share for the industrial solar water heaters market in 2022.
Key players in the industrial solar water heaters market are ATR SOLAR, SunEarth, Racold, Heliodyne, Inc., Alternate Energy Technologies, LLC, Excel Innovations Private Limited, Apricus Solar Co. Ltd, Chandrlok International, SunMaxx Solar, Greentek India Pvt. Ltd, SUNPEAK USA Inc., and American Water Heaters.
In January 2022, SunEarth partnered with Nyle Water Heating System to launch a scalable water series for the commercial sector. Leveraging solar water heating and heat pump efficiencies allow SunEarth’s scalable Solar Series Heat Pump Water Heater to provide up to a 90% reduction in system operation cost over historical water heating solutions.
In November 2020, Indian company Racold introduced the #DontBeAHeaterHitesh digital marketing campaign for promoting its Omnis product range. The campaign was conceptualized by WATConsultant. It consists of two films promoting the Omnis Lux Plus and Omnis Wi-FI water heaters. The former is endowed with a unique Silver Ion Technology which prevents bacteria proliferation, while the latter comprises an intelligent ‘Smart Bath Logic’ function for customizing bathing requirements
These insights are based on a report on Industrial solar water heaters market by Future Market Insights