Consumer review site SolarReviews has released the results of its 2022 Solar Industry Survey, which was conducted earlier this year in conjunction with the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). Nearly 450 respondents from across the U.S. solar industry participated.
The report outlines key findings about how installers are responding to supply chain issues, labor shortages and increased financing costs in the early days of the Inflation Reduction Act.
“This survey provides essential data about how the industry has dealt with the unique challenges of 2022, from supply chain issues to a shortage of trained workers — whilst companies prepare to grow in response to the Inflation Reduction Act,” said Andrew Sendy, President of SolarReviews.
Important trends revealed in the survey’s results include:
- The solar industry continues to grow
- 63% of residential installers reported increased demand in 2022
- 73% expect to sell more solar in 2023
- More installers are offering energy storage and EV charger installation
- 81% now provide energy storage installation, while 67% offer EV charger installation
- 63% have both additional services
- Ongoing difficulties with the supply chain
- 67% of all respondents reported issues of the same or worse severity in 2022 compared to 2021
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