Satellite Solar Cell Materials Market Size $111.46 Million By 2032, CAGR: 13.2%

Satellite Solar Cell Materials Market Size Worth $111.46 Million By 2032 | CAGR: 13.2%

The global satellite solar cell materials market size is expected to reach USD 111.46 million by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Satellite Solar Cell Materials Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Material Types (Gallium Arsenide (GaAs), Silicon, Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS)); By Orbit; By Application; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2024- 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

The worldwide satellite solar cell materials market is witnessing substantial growth, largely attributable to government support and investments globally. Recognizing the strategic significance of space exploration, communication, and Earth observation, countries are allocating considerable resources to satellite programs. Solar cells, pivotal in converting sunlight into electricity, are crucial elements of satellite systems, thus fueling the demand for materials used in solar cells. The advancement of satellite infrastructure and technology is greatly aided by government funding and support. Governments are funding satellite programs to help scientific study, monitor environmental changes, boost national security, and improve communication networks. For these efforts to provide dependable and effective power generation for satellites, improved solar cell materials are needed.

The market for satellite solar cell materials is also expanding due to rising space exploration efforts and expanding satellite deployment. The need for more satellites in orbit is being driven by the need for satellite-based services, including weather forecasting, broadband internet, and remote sensing. Thus, there is a growing need for premium solar cell materials that can survive the hostile environment of space.

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The market for satellite solar cell materials has a significant opportunity due to increased investment in space-based infrastructure. For instance, in September 2023, NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) announced a significant investment of USD 1.2 billion over the next five years. This initiative is intended to enhance industry participation and promote commercial ventures in the sector. A notable upsurge in the zeal of space entrepreneurs characterizes the space industry in India. The need for stable and efficient power production systems to support space-related programs is growing as governments, private businesses, and international organizations spend more on them. Materials used in satellite solar cells, which are the main power source for satellites in orbit, will greatly profit from this development. In addition to raising demand for solar cell materials, funding for space-based infrastructure projects encourages innovation and technological advancements in the field of solar cells.

Moreover, the demand for solar cell materials is projected to increase as space-based infrastructure expands to accommodate additional satellites for scientific research, navigation, Earth observation, and communication. This presents producers and suppliers of materials for satellite solar cells with a significant opportunity to capitalize on the growing market and establish themselves as key players in the emerging space industry.

Satellite Solar Cell Materials Market Report Highlights

  • The gallium arsenide segment is expected to grow with the fastest CARG owing to remarkable resistance to radiation, a critical trait for satellites exposed to cosmic radiation in orbit.
  • The satellite segment is growing with the fastest CAGR owing to its advancements in technological perspective, increasing dependency on space-based assets, and growing satellite launches.
  • North America holds a significant revenue share in the global Satellite Solar Cell Materials market, driven by its strong position in satellite deployments and technology for space.
  • The global key market players include SPECTROLAB, AZUR SPACE Solar Power, GmbH, ROCKET LAB USA, Sharp Corporation, CESI .IT, Thales Alenia Space, AIRBUS, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Northrop Grumman, and MicroLink Devices, Inc.

Polaris Market Research has segmented the Satellite Solar Cell Materials market report based on material types, orbit, application, and region:

Satellite Solar Cell Materials, Material Types Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • Gallium Arsenide (GaAs)
  • Silicon
  • Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS)
  • Others

Satellite Solar Cell Materials, Orbit Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO)
  • Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)
  • Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
  • Geostationary Orbit (GEO)
  • Polar Orbit

Satellite Solar Cell Materials, Application Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • Space Stations
  • Satellite
  • Rovers
  • Others

Satellite Solar Cell Materials, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Netherlands
  • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Australia
  • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Israel
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Satellite Solar Cell Materials Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2024

USD 41.31 million

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 111.46 million


13.2% from 2024 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2022

Forecast period

2024 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Segments covered

By Material Types, By Orbit, By Application, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa


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