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Solar Panel Cleaning Equipment Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Operation (Wet Cleaning and Dry Cleaning), By Type (Manual and Autonomous), By End User (Residential, Commercial/Industrial, and Utility), and by Regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Region :Global | Report ID: FBI107344 | Status : Ongoing



Solar panels are devices that convert solar rays with the help of photovoltaic grids to electricity. Solar panel cleaning equipment enhances solar grid performance by effectively cleaning. It is the process where accumulated atmospheric dust particles, ashes from wildfires and industries, bird droppings, and other debris are removed from the panel surface. Currently, in the market, there are several ways to keep solar panels clean, from manual cleaning to fully automated cleaning technologies. Solar panels are the leading technology in the renewable energy industry. The rising adoption of solar panels in recent years for alternate energy sources to minimize global greenhouse gases has created the need for effective and good maintenance. Furthermore, robotic cleaners are new to the cleaning segment that provides more efficiency with minimum guidance and have widely been adopted in the commercial sector.

The global Solar power market is USD 170.55 Billion and is growing steadily. At the same time, the solar cleaning equipment market is also an integral part of the solar panel industry. The solar industry needs maintenance to enhance the power generation performance and capabilities of solar panels. Online sales of such equipment have held the market steadily. Moreover, the online presence of solar equipment robots has been broadly appreciated by consumers who need autonomous cleaning solutions.

Due to the global pandemic, delivery delays and collapsed dealer networks have dropped the solar cleaning equipment market sales. Robotic IoT solar cleaning robots are the new addition to this segment, which is greatly welcomed by the commercial sector and saves many operational costs for companies. Robotic solar cleaners will be an opportunity driver for the key market players. In addition, the rising trend for renewable resources for global energy demand fulfillment. At the same time, favorable government policies and incentives have boosted solar panel installation in the commercial and residential sectors. For instance, According to the Solar Industries Research Data in the U.S., solar installation costs dropped about 60% in the last decade from USD 40000 to USD 20000 today.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Solar Panel Cleaning Equipment Market 

The global supply chain disruption in various sectors has dropped the sales of major stakeholders in the market. In contrast, environmental concerns have put light on renewable energy resources and advanced technologies that can minimize human intervention and save company operational costs. For instance, SEIA’s Solar Energy Industries Association Data shows that the major corporations of the U.S., like Apple,  Amazon, Walmart, and many more, installed solar panels in 38000 facilities in 2019, generating more than 8,350 MW of solar electricity. However, aggressive climate goals by major countries have brought the private sector and public policies to boost the growth of the solar panel market in India.

Key Insights

The report will cover the following key insights:

  • Recent industry trends and developments.

  • Competitive landscape & strategic key players.

  • Complete background analysis, including assessment of the global Solar Panel Cleaning Equipment Market.

  • Impact of COVID-19 on the Solar Panel Cleaning Equipment Market

Analysis by End User

  • The global demand for renewable energy sources and the growing installation of solar panels globally is anticipated to boost the sales of solar cleaning and maintenance equipment.

    • According to SEIA Solar Energy Industry Association, the Solar industry is growing at an average annual growth rate of 33% in the last decade.

Regional Analysis

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  • North America is anticipated to contribute a major share of global solar installation. However, U.S. government policies such as IRA (Inflation Reduction Act) has helped reduce solar panels installation cost. Thus, consumers will be able to invest more in cleaning solar panels cleaning & maintenance equipment, which will raise the demand significantly.

    • According to Solar Energy Industries Association SEIA, the U.S. installed 4.6 GW of solar panels, a 12% increase from Q1 2022, accounting for 39% of all new electricity generated capacity.

  • Asia Pacific region is expected to hold the largest share in global renewable energy generation, where countries like China, Japan, and India are key dominant players in this zone. Less skilled man force and improper service channels provide autonomous cleaning equipment.

    • According to International Renewable Energy Agency, China is the largest contributor to global renewable generation, and In 2019, china reached 205,493.25 MW.

  • Europe’s steady growth was backed by rising concern for environmental health and dependencies on other fuels, such as gas and coal, for electricity demand. Furthermore, It has forced it to opt for solar energy, and the unavailability of skilled labor has created the trend to use autonomous cleaners.

    • According to Renewable Energy Statistics by Eurostat, In 2020, gross electricity consumption in the EU renewable energy held a share of about 37.5%, where solar energy contributed about 14%.

  • The Middle East and African countries are projected to increase a steady growth in solar power installation. The rising installation of solar panels owing to reduced solar PV costs has helped boost energy infrastructure in the Middle East and African countries.

    • According to Eurostat, The UAE has planned to channel its oil revenues into renewable energy. By 2030, USD 160 billion will be on renewables to generate energy from carbon-free resources.

  • Latin America is to witness moderate growth. Rising installations in major countries such as Brazil and Mexico witness the highest growth. International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA’s Renewable Energy analysis recommended that boosting renewable energy could hike countries' GDP by 1% in 2030.

Key Players Covered

Karcher, Ecoppia, Aegeus Technologies, Karlhans Lehmann KG, Bitimec Wash-Bots, Inc., Cleantecs GmbH, RST Cleantech Solutions Ltd, August Mink KG, Alion Energy, BladeRanger, Boson Robotics Ltd, Beijing Sifang Derui Technology, Innovpower, Shandong Haowo Electric Co., Ltd, BP Metalmeccanica.


By Operation

By Type

By Application

By Geography

  • Wet Cleaning

  • Dry Cleaning



  • Manual Cleaning Equipment

  • Autonomous Cleaning Equipment

  • Robotic Cleaning


  • Automotive

  • Energy and Power

  • Manufacturing

  • Oil & Gas

  • Construction

  • Others (Chemical)

  • North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (India, China, Japan, South Korea, and the Rest of APAC)

  • Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, and  Rest of Latin America)

  • Middle East & Africa (GCC, South Africa, and the Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Key Industry Developments

  • August 2022- Soilar Technologies, a PV Solar Soiling Solution, has launched the Solar Cleaning guide to boost the performance of solar panels through effective cleaning and maintenance.

  • May 2022- Ecoppia, an Israeli robotic cleaning equipment manufacturer, presented Ecoppia H4, a fully autonomous robot that uses water-free cleaning technology.

  • Ongoing
  • 2023
  • 2019-2022

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