Learn about actual and potential costs
How much should I pay for Photovoltaic Panels?
What is the average price of Photovoltaic Panels?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Photovoltaic Panels. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.
Has the price of Photovoltaic Panels been rising or falling?
Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.
I’m not ready to purchase Photovoltaic Panels yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?
We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.
What other costs are associated with purchasing Photovoltaic Panels?
Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Photovoltaic Panels with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.
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Find the vendor to meet your needs
Where can I purchase Photovoltaic Panels?
Market share concentration in the PV panel market in 2018 is low but increasing, with the top four suppliers controlling less than 20.0% of the market’s revenue. Low market share concentration aids buyer power by allowing buyers to leverage other suppliers’ offerings during negotiations to achieve a favorable deal. In... Subscribe to learn more.
Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
Vendor Financial Risk
Has your company ever been at risk of bankruptcy?
How much of your revenue comes from your five largest customers? What would the impact on your profitability be if you lost a big customer?
How does your company stay profitable during economic downturns?
How have changing input costs affected your profitability?
Do you offer 24/7 customer account and technical support?
How can customer service representatives be reached? What is the typical response time for each of these methods?
Do you have response-time benchmarks for following up with or problem solving for a client?
Geographically, where will the client's technical support or account manager be based?
Has import penetration adversely affected your operations? If so, how?
What incentive do I have to choose your PV panels over an imported product? What sets your product line apart from your foreign competitors'?
How has the fluctuating value of the US dollar affected your foreign customers?
Do you import your raw materials or source them from domestic suppliers?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my Photovoltaic Panels RFP include?
Buyers should specify their budgets for the PV panels and any desired related services and goods.
Buyers should indicate when payment occur, such as upon award of the contract or over a period of time.
Buyers should look for vendors that offer PV panels that meet RFP requirements.
Buyers should evaluate vendors based on previous client testimonials and their ability to provide quality customer service.
For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.
Buyers should provide the date and time when proposals are due and when award information will be available.
Buyers should include the RFP schedule and expected timeline for product delivery.
Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk
How risky is the Photovoltaic Panels supply chain?
There is a moderate level of risk associated with the supply chain for PV panels. The most significant inputs used to manufacture panels are semiconductor components, which mostly contain silicon. Fortunately for suppliers, the price of silicon has been falling consistently for several years due to lower production costs and... Subscribe to learn more.